Special Marriage Officiants
JPus’ Oral Testimony
In response to our membership’s opposition to the New Hampshire special marriage officiant bill, JPus testified in person three times to the legislature; we provided alternative solutions that would satisfy all stakeholders. We also submitted written testimony, and eventually the bill died in conference.
JPus’ Written Testimony
- January 16, 2019 to the House Judiciary Committee
- March 6, 2019 to the House Ways and Means Committee
- April 23, 2019 to the Senate Judiciary Committee
- May 30, 2019 to all members of the Senate
- Why JPus got involved in the special marriage officiant bill.
- Read all about the behind-the-scenes details of what happened during the 2019 spring session.
- JPus proposed alternative language for the 2020 special marriage officiant bill
- JPus submitted a One-Day Rule white paper to MA Governor Baker’s office that summarizes the problems with temporary officiants in the state. These problems would likely happen in New Hampshire too, if the bill was enacted.