AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ADVERTISING TO PERFORM MARRIAGES.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 207 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out
section 58, as appearing in the 1984 Official
Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 58. A justice of the peace or other person authorized to
solemnize marriages may advertise his name or any trade name, business
address, telephone number, rate of compensation as provided by law, regular hours of
availability and any ability in a second language, in any newspaper,
magazine, telephone directory or other publication of general circulation.
Whoever advertises to
perform or to procure the performance of a
marriage ceremony by any other means shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor
more than one hundred dollars; provided, however, that this section shall
not be construed to prohibit the use of a business card by a justice of the
peace or other person authorized to perform marriage ceremonies; and
provided, further, that if a justice of the peace uses a business card said
card shall not display the seal of the commonwealth.