House Bill No. 6383
               House Bill No. 6383

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-10


AN ACT CONCERNING VALIDATION OF MARRIAGES.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Section  46b-22a  of  the general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    All  marriages,  celebrated  before  [June 10,
1996] THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF  THIS  ACT,  otherwise
valid except that the justice of the peace joining
such persons in marriage  did  not  have  a  valid
certificate of qualification, are validated.
    Sec.   2.   Section  46b-24a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    All  marriages  celebrated  before  [April 13,
1995] THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF  THIS  ACT,  otherwise
valid   except  that  the  license  for  any  such
marriage was issued in a town other than the  town
in   which   such  marriage  was  celebrated,  are
validated.
    Sec.  3.  This  act shall take effect from its
passage.

Approved April 18, 1997