Permits Universal Life Ministers to solemnize marriages.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5648 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY February 24, 2011 ___________Introduced by M. of A. GALEF, CALHOUN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BOYLAND, LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judici- ary AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to authori- zations to solemnize marriages THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 11 of the domestic relations law, as amended by chapter 319 of the laws of 1959, is amended to read as follows: 1. A clergyman or minister of any religion, or by the senior leader, or any of the other leaders, of The Society for Ethical Culture in the city of New York, having its principal office in the borough of Manhat- tan, or by the leader of The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, having its principal office in the borough of Brooklyn of the city of New York, or of the Westchester Ethical Society, having its principal office in Westchester county, or of the Ethical Culture Society of Long Island, having its principal office in Nassau county, or of the River- dale-Yonkers Ethical Society having its principal office in Bronx coun- ty, or by the leader of any other Ethical Culture Society affiliated with the American Ethical Union, OR BY A UNIVERSAL LIFE MINISTER. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00632-01-1