- NEBRASKA MARRIAGE EDUCATION LEGISLATION PENDING


Requirements To Say "I Do" May Change       

Jan 23, 2009

WOWT

    

Thinking of getting married in Nebraska? The state's rules may soon be changing.


Senator Mark Christensen has introduced a bill that would increase the marriage license fee to $75 and implement a ten-day waiting period. The current fee is $15 with no waiting period.


As an incentive, the waiting period would be waived and the fee reduced back to $15 if couples complete a marriage education course.


The bill would require, as proof of completion, an official state certificate of completion created by Health and Human Services. The certificate would show the couple completed at least eight hours of marriage education and would be presented to the county clerk.


The Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on the bill Friday, January 23rd.