TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-3
Vital Records

SECTION 23-3-20


§ 23-3-20 Court reports of divorce.

(a) For each divorce granted by any court in this state, a report shall be prepared and filed by the clerk of the court with the state registrar of vital records. The report shall be furnished, with the final decree, to the clerk of the court by the prevailing party or his or her legal representative on forms prescribed and furnished by the state registrar of vital records.

(b) On or before the tenth (10th) day of each third (3rd) month commencing on April 10, 1962, the clerk of the court shall forward to the state registrar of vital records the report of each divorce granted during the preceding three (3) calendar months and related reports that may be required by regulations issued under this chapter.

(c) The clerk of the court shall be paid by the general treasurer the sum of fifty cents ($0.50) for each certificate of divorce so registered and transmitted to the state registrar of vital records in accordance with rules and regulations issued under this chapter.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 100, § 24; C.P.A. 1905, § 1220; G.L. 1909, ch. 121, § 24; G.L. 1923, ch. 166, § 22; G.L. 1938, ch. 268, § 21; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, §§ 180, 182; G.L. 1956, § 23-3-39; G.L. 1956, § 23-3-20; P.L. 1961, ch. 87, § 1.)