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CS/HB 319: Florida Healthy Marriage Handbook

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Yarborough ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Sabatini ; Smith, D.

Florida Healthy Marriage Handbook; Creates Florida Healthy Marriage Handbook; provides requirements for handbook; provides for distribution of printed copies of the handbook under certain circumstances; requires clerks of court to post electronic copies of handbook on its website & make handbook available to certain applicants; encourages clerks of court to provide list of course providers & websites where certain classes are available; prohibits issuance of marriage license until petitioners verify that both parties have obtained & read Florida Healthy Marriage Handbook or some other presentation of similar information.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 2/12/2020 House - Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 551
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/9/2019 House • Filed
10/16/2019 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 29
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 29
1/31/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/04/20, 3:30 pm, Sumner Hall
2/4/2020 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 516
2/6/2020 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 513
2/7/2020 House • Original reference(s) removed: Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee
• CS referred to Health and Human Services Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 524
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 524
2/10/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 02/12/20, 10:00 am, Morris Hall
2/12/2020 House • Favorable by Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 551
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 551