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TN SB1110

MARRIAGEINTRODUCED

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8; Title 10; Title 16; Title 36; Title 39; Title 67 and Title 68, relative to marriage.

As introduced, enacts the "Marital Contract at Common Law Recording Act"; authorizes county clerks to accept and record a record of common law marriage between one man and one woman; limits the jurisdiction of circuit courts and chancery courts in cases involving the definition of common law marriage to the principles of common law marriage. - Amends TCA Title 8; Title 10; Title 16; Title 36; Title 39; Title 67 and Title 68.

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Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 36, Chapter 3, is amended by adding the following as a new part: 36-3-201. Findings. The general assembly finds that: (1) The existence of a marital relationship between one (1) man and one (1) woman in this state is not dependent on enacted positive law, and the positive law cannot abolish the existence and creation of such a marital relationship but only regulate the mode by which a man and a woman enter into the marital relationship;

(2) The ninth amendment to the United States constitution guarantees to the people of this state the rights held by the people at common law, and the right of a man and a woman to enter into a marital relationship as defined at common law in terms of husband and wife will not be denied or disparaged by a construction of any enumerated rights in the constitution;

Legislative Session

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113th General Assembly

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Calendar

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2024-03-1113:00HearingCordell Hull BuildingSenate Judiciary Hearing

History

DateAction
2024-03-20Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee
2024-03-12Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to final calendar
2024-03-11Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 3/12/2024
2024-03-11Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to 3/12/2024
2024-03-06Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 3/11/2024
2023-02-06Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee
2023-02-02Introduced, Passed on First Consideration
2023-01-31Filed for introduction