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SB 498 — Repeal of a Prohibition on Cohabitation

by Senators Sobel and Joyner

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

The bill repeals the crime of cohabitation, which makes it a second degree misdemeanor for a man and woman, lewdly and lasciviously to associate and cohabit together, without being married to each other.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 112-5