- GEORGIA PASSES MARRIAGE EDUCATION LEGISLATION
HB 1451, the bill to offer a discount on the marriage license fee to couples
who have received pre-marital counseling passed the Senate yesterday by a
vote of 45-2. The bill had been locked up in Senate Rules for weeks, but
was finally moved on Thursday, April 1, 2004. Rules Chairman, Senator Don
Balfour, credits the decision to move the bill to all the phone calls and
e-mails received from supporters. Calls obviously make a difference. The
bill now goes to the Governor for his signature.
The legislation waives the marriage license fee for couples that take a 6 hr marriage education class.