HB3018 SFAT Trump #1 3-10

Viglianco  7888


Senator Trump moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 3018H. B. 3018 -- A Bill to repeal §48-2-103 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §48-2-106 and §48-2-301 of the same, all related to the age of consent for marriage; setting the age of consent to marriage at 18; providing an exception allowing individuals younger than 18 but who have reached the age of 16 to marry with both their consent and the written, affirmative consent of their parents or legal guardian; establishing the manner by which a parent or guardian provides affirmative consent; further providing that an individual under the age of 18 cannot consent to a marriage with a person who is more than four years older than that individual; providing that a marriage involving an individual under the age of 18 can be annulled by petition of that individual until he or she reaches age 18; and clarifying that a marriage that was entered into legally prior to the re-enactment of this section, or in another jurisdiction outside of the State of West Virginia, although one or both of the parties was under the age of consent, is not nullified or voided.