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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 476 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN NONRESIDENTS TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


SECTION 1. Section 38 of chapter 207 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1996 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, the word "a" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- a commissioned cantor or.

SECTION 2. Section 39 of chapter 207, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 14, the first time it appears, the word "a" and inserting in place thereof the following wor commissioned cantor or duly ordained.

SECTION 3. The second paragraph of said section 39 of said chapter 207, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:- A nonresident may solemnize a marriage according to the usage of any church or religious organization which shall have complied with the provisions of the second paragraph of section 38.

Approved January 15, 1999.