Current Status Bill Number:
4410Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980114Primary Sponsor: YoungAll Sponsors: Young, Rice, McMahand, Campsen, Seithel, Allison, Woodrum, Simrill, McMaster, Canty, Gourdine, Kelley, Meacham, Davenport, Loftis, F. Smith, Inabinett, Knotts, Harrison, Harvin, Law, Stille, Barrett, Leach, Kirsh, Lloyd, Cato, Witherspoon, Sharpe, Vaughn, Tripp, Riser, Whatley and JordanDrafted Document Number: psd\7105ac.98Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Marriage, common law; abolished; Domestic Relations
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980114 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 20-1-110 SO AS TO ABOLISH COMMON LAW MARRIAGE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 20-1-110. Common law marriage is abolished and may not be recognized in this State after December 31, 1999. However, a common law marriage in effect on December 31, 1999, continues to be valid and is not affected by this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect January 1, 2000.