CHAPTER 201

FORMERLY

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.