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STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2013

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A N A C T

RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- MARRIAGE LICENSES

     

     

     Introduced By: Representatives E Coderre, Ruggiero, and Ajello

     Date Introduced: March 06, 2013

     Referred To: House Judiciary

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

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     SECTION 1. Chapter 15-2 of the General Laws entitled "Marriage Licenses" is hereby

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amended by adding thereto the following section:

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     15-2-9.2. Additional fee for domestic violence prevention. For each license the town

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or city clerk shall charge and receive an additional fee of forty-six dollars ($46.00), of which the

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city or town shall retain two dollars ($2.00), and shall transmit forty-four dollars ($44.00) to the

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general treasurer to be provided to the Rhode Island coalition against domestic violence to fund

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domestic violence prevention programs. Each clerk shall keep an accurate account of all fees

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charged and received under this section, and shall transmit all sums due to the general treasurer at

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least monthly in the manner and with the forms which the general treasurer shall prescribe.

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     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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EXPLANATION

BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

OF

A N A C T

RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- MARRIAGE LICENSES

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     This act would provide for an additional fee of forty-six dollars ($46.00) for each

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marriage license of which forty-four dollars ($44.00) would be transmitted to the general

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treasurer to help fund the domestic violence prevention programs and two dollars ($2.00) of

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which would be retained by the city or town issuing the license.

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     This act would take effect upon passage.

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