Florida Senate - 2018 SB 208
By Senator Campbell
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to marriage of minors; amending s.
3 741.0405, F.S.; deleting provisions that allow the
4 issuance of marriage licenses to minors under 16 years
5 of age in certain circumstances; conforming provisions
6 to changes made by the act; providing an effective
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11 Section 1. Subsections (2), (3), and (4) of section
12 741.0405, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
13 741.0405 When marriage license may be issued to persons
14 under 18 years.—
15 (2) The county court judge of any county in the state may,
16 in the exercise of his or her discretion, issue a license to
17 marry to a
any male or female under the age of 18 years, but at
18 least 16 years of age, upon application of both parties sworn
19 under oath that they are the parents of a child.
20 (3) When the fact of pregnancy is verified by the written
21 statement of a licensed physician, the county court judge of any
22 county in the state may, in his or her discretion, issue a
23 license to marry:
24 (a) To a any male or female under the age of 18 years, but
25 at least 16 years of age, upon application of both parties sworn
26 under oath that they are the expectant parents of a child; or
27 (b) To a any female under the age of 18 years, but at least
28 16 years of age, and male over the age of 18 years upon the
29 female’s application sworn under oath that she is an expectant
31 (4) No license to marry shall be granted to a any person
32 under the age of 16 years, with or without the consent of the
33 parents , except as provided in subsections (2) and (3).
34 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.