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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 971

AN ACT TO ALLOW GEORGE MACARTHUR PLATZ A NON-RESIDENT, TO MARRY MARYANN ELIZABETH DUDLEY, A NON-RESIDENT.

WHEREAS, George MacArthur Platz wishes to marry Maryann Elizabeth Dudley on May 31,1980 in the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, Maryann Elizabeth Dudley, daughter of Thorns P. Dudley, having been a resident of Delaware until September 1979, wishes to be married in the church of her family; and

WHEREAS, George MacArthur Platz is in the service of the country in the U. S. Navy, to be graduated from Naval Training School in Florida on Thursday, May 29, 1980; and

WHEREAS, the ship to which Mr. Platz has been assigned will leave port on Sunday, June 1, 1980; and

WHEREAS, Title 13, Section 107a, Del. C. states that a non-resident of the State of Delaware must wait 96 hours after acquiring a marriage license before the marriage ceremony may take place; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Platz and Miss Dudley could be married but for the non-residency requirements of the Delaware Code; and

WHEREAS, it is the public policy of this State to encourage marriage. NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. George MacArthur Platz and Maryann Elizabeth Dudley are hereby exempted from the application of Title 13, Delaware Code, Section 107(a) and are specifically permitted to marry on May 31, 1980. Permission is not granted by this Act for Mr. Platz and Miss Dudley to be married after June 3, 1980. This exception is granted only from the time of Its enactment to 12:00 midnight June 3, 1980.

Approved May 27, 1980.