NH Special Marriage Officiant Bill – Judiciary Committee 2020

The Justice of the Peace Association submitted this written statement to the New Hampshire House Judiciary Committee opposing HB 1599, An Act Establishing a Special Marriage Officiant License.

Additional information about the bill and JPus’ activity is below in Related Links.

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Related Links

  • Learn about the problems with amateur marriage officiants here
  • JPus submitted alternative language to HB 1599 to address the problems with the bill
  • Read the text of HB 1599 here.
  • See JPus’ written testimony opposing the 2019 NH bill.
  • Read all about the behind-the-scenes details of what happened during the 2019 spring legislative session.
  • JPus’ white paper about temporary officiants in Massachusetts illustrate the anticipated problems in New Hampshire.