Tuesday, March 20, 2012

At A Glance - Senate Bill 2851 - Marriage License - Eliminate 3-day Waiting Period and Blood Test


'At A Glance'
Mississippi Legislature at Work 


Background Information:
   Disposition:    Active
   Deadline:   General Bill/Constitutional Amendment
   Revenue:   No
   Vote type required:   Majority
   Effective date:   July 1, 2012
History of Actions:
   1   02/20 (S) Referred To Judiciary, Division A
   2   03/06 (S) Title Suff Do Pass
   3   03/13 (S) Passed    {Vote}
   4   03/14 (S) Transmitted To House
   5   03/19 (H) Referred To Judiciary A
Senate Committee:   Judiciary, Division A
House Committee:   Judiciary A*
Principal Author:   Sojourner
Title: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 93-1-5, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ELIMINATE THE 3-DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE AND TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT FOR A BLOOD TEST FOR SYPHILIS; TO REPEAL SECTION 93-1-7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE RIGHT TO CONTEST THE ISSUANCE OF A MARRIAGE LICENSE BY ANY INTERESTED PARTY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
HOW THEY VOTED 
Mississippi State Senate
2012 Regular Session
YEAS AND NAYS On S. B. No. 2851.  On motion of Senator Sojourner, 
the rules were suspended, the bill considered engrossed, read the third time and, 
the yeas and nays being taken, it passed, title standing as stated, by the 
following vote:
Yeas--Blount, Brown, Browning, Bryan, Burton, Butler A. (36th), Butler K. 
(38th), Carmichael, Chassaniol, Clarke, Collins, Doty, Fillingane, Flowers, 
Gandy, Gollott, Hale, Harden, Harkins, Hill, Hopson, Horhn, Hudson, Jackson R. 
(11th), Jackson S. (32nd), Jolly, Jones, Jordan, Kirby, Lee, Longwitz, Massey, 
McDaniel, Montgomery, Moran, Parks, Polk, Simmons D. T. (12th), Simmons W. 
(13th), Smith, Sojourner, Stone, Tindell, Tollison, Turner, Ward, Watson, 
Wiggins, Wilemon.  Total--49.
Nays--Dawkins, Frazier, Jackson G. (15th).  Total--3.
Absent and those not voting----None.
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Source: FCNews Staff / Mississippi Legislative Website