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Sponsors: Rep. J. Brown
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Introduced in the House on January 11, 2005
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Social security or alien identification numbers deleted from marriage license
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/8/2004 House Prefiled 12/8/2004 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/11/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-74 1/11/2005 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-74
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 20-1-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE APPLICATION CONTAIN SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS OR THE ALIEN IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS ASSIGNED TO RESIDENT ALIENS WHO DO NOT HAVE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS AND TO REQUIRE THE PARTIES TO SIGN THE APPLICATION IN THE PRESENCE OF AN EMPLOYEE OF THE COURT AND TO PRESENT A PHOTO IDENTIFICATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 20-1-220 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 100 of 1999, is further amended to read:
"Section 20-1-220. No marriage license may be issued unless a written application has been filed with the probate judge, or in Darlington and Georgetown counties the clerk of court who issues the license, at least twenty-four hours before the issuance of the license. The application must
be signed by both of the contracting parties and shall contain the same information as required for the issuing of the license including the social security numbers, or the alien identification numbers assigned to resident aliens who do not have social security numbers, of the contracting parties, and both of the contracting parties must sign the application in the presence of an employee of the court and present a photo identification issued by the State or another governmental entity. The license issued, in addition to other things required, must show the hour and date of the filing of the application and the hour and date of the issuance of the license. The application must be kept by the probate judge or clerk of court as a permanent record in his office. A probate judge or clerk of court issuing a license contrary to the these provisions, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one hundred dollars or not less than twenty-five dollars, or imprisoned for not more than thirty days or not less than ten days."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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