Assemblyman JOHN F. MCKEON
District 27 (Essex)
Assemblywoman CONNIE WAGNER
District 38 (Bergen)
Increases total marriage license and civil union license fees from $28 to $50; allocates $25 to municipality.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
An Act concerning marriage license and civil union license fees and amending R.S.37:1-12.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. R.S.37:1-12 is amended to read as follows:
37:1-12. For issuing a marriage or civil union license, the licensing officer shall be entitled to receive from the applicants the sum of [three dollars ($3.00)] $25.
(cf: P.L.2006, c.102, s.14)
2. This act shall take effect on the first day of the third month next following enactment.
Current law requires marriage license and civil union license applicants to pay a total of $28 in fees to the licensing officer. Pursuant to R.S.37:1-12, $3 of the total amount is allocated to the municipality issuing the license. Pursuant to R.S.37:1-12.1, an additional $25 is allocated to the Department of Human Services. This bill increases the municipality's income from marriage license and civil union license fees to $25, in effect increasing the total amount of these fees to $50.