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                                                      PRINTER'S NO. 1330

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


HOUSE BILL

No. 1099 Session of 2007


        INTRODUCED BY SAYLOR, CALTAGIRONE, HENNESSEY, KENNEY, BELFANTI,
           BENNINGHOFF, BOYD, CREIGHTON, DENLINGER, FLECK, GEIST,
           GILLESPIE, GINGRICH, GRELL, HERSHEY, KAUFFMAN, M. KELLER,
           KIRKLAND, KORTZ, MACKERETH, MARSHALL, McILHATTAN, MILLARD,
           R. MILLER, MURT, SCAVELLO, SCHRODER, TRUE AND WOJNAROSKI,
           APRIL 18, 2007

        REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, APRIL 18, 2007

                                     AN ACT

     1  Amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania
     2     Consolidated Statutes, further providing for persons
     3     qualified to solemnize marriages.

     4     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     5  hereby enacts as follows:
     6     Section 1.  Section 1503 of Title 23 of the Pennsylvania
     7  Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a subsection to read:
     8  § 1503.  Persons qualified to solemnize marriages.
     9     * * *
    10     (d)  Definition.--As used in this section, the term
    11  "regularly established church or congregation" excludes churches
    12  or congregations through which ordination is available by mail
    13  order or via the Internet or any other electronic means.
    14     Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.


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