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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 30, 2017 04:07 PM
From: Representative Jeffrey P. Pyle
To: All House members
Subject: Authorizing former mayors to solemnize marriages
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that will allow former mayors to retain the ability to solemnize marriages if they resign their position to hold a new elected office.

Currently, Title 23 (Domestic Relations) authorizes both current and former mayors of any city or borough of the Commonwealth to solemnize marriages provided they fit into one of several categories. However, in the case of a former mayor who has left midterm for a higher office, they lose their ability to solemnize marriage.

My legislation amends this provision to grant former mayors the ability to solemnize marriages without completing a full term in office ONLY if the reason for resigning is to hold a new federal, state or local office.

Please join me in sponsoring this legislation.


Jeff Pyle

Introduced as HB1008