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SB 1580: Florida Guide to a Healthy Marriage


Florida Guide to a Healthy Marriage; Creating the Marriage Education Committee within the Department of Children and Families; requiring the clerk of each circuit court to post an electronic copy of the guide on the court’s website and to distribute printed copies of the guide if they are made available; prohibiting a county court judge or clerk of the circuit court from issuing a marriage license unless he or she is first presented with a statement verifying that both parties have obtained and read the guide or have viewed an electronic presentation containing certain information, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/4/2018 Senate • Filed
1/12/2018 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 179
1/17/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 179
1/25/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/30/18, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
1/30/2018 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 1 -SJ 242
1/31/2018 Senate • Now in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs -SJ 242
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs