SENATE BILL NO. 317
AN ACT TO ALLOW WILLIAM JOHN HUSBANDS, A RESIDENT, TO MARRY CHRISTINA M. ELLIFRITZ, A RESIDENT.
WHEREAS, William Husbands wishes to marry Christina Ellifritz on September 28, 1985 in the State of Delaware; and
WHEREAS, Christina Ell Fritz currently lives with William Husbands' parents in Elsmere, and both William Husbands and Christina Ellifritz wish to marry in Delaware; and
WHEREAS, William Husbands is currently serving in the U. S. Navy and is stationed in San Diego, California; and
WHEREAS, William Husbands will not be able to return to Delaware more than 24 hours prior to the time of his scheduled marriage; and
WHEREAS, §107(a), Title 13 of the Delaware Code states that a resident of Delaware must wait 24 hours after acquiring a marriage license before the marriage ceremony may take place; and
WHEREAS, William Husbands and Christina Ellifritz could be married but for the waiting period requirements of the Delaware Code; and
WHEREAS, it is the public policy of the State to encourage marriage. NOW. THEREFORE:
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. William Husbands and Christina Ellifritz are hereby exempted from the application of §107(a), Title 13 of the Delaware Code and are specifically permitted to marry on September 28, 1985. or within 30 days thereafter; the Clerk of the Peace for New Castle County shall issue to William Husbands and Christina Ellifritz an official marriage license pursuant to this Act, the provisions of Chapter 1, Title 13, or any other law of this State to the contrary notwithstanding.
Approved August 29, 1985.