SENATE BILL NO. 322
AN ACT TO ALLOW BRIAN M. PATTERSON, A NON-RESIDENT, TO MARRY EVELYN B. TUSKA, A NON-RESIDENT.
WHEREAS, Brian M. Patterson wishes to marry Evelyn B. Tuska on May 16, 1992, in the State of Delaware; and
WHEREAS, both Brian Patterson and Evelyn Tuska wish to be married in the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, since this was their home church while they were in Newark and was central to their lives while pursuing graduate studies at the University of Delaware; and
WHEREAS, being married at First Presbyterian would allow Brian Patterson and Evelyn Tuska to be married among family and friends, including the Church's pastor Barry Dawson; and
WHEREAS, both Brian Patterson and Evelyn Tuska are presently residing in the State of Nebraska; and
WHEREAS, Brian Patterson will not be able to return to Delaware more than 96 hours prior to the time of their scheduled marriage; and
WHEREAS, §107(a), Title 13 of the Delaware Code states that a non-resident of Delaware must wait 96 hours after acquiring a marriage license before the marriage ceremony may take place; and
WHEREAS, Brian Patterson and Evelyn Tuska 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. Brian M. Patterson and Evelyn B. Tuska are hereby exempted from the application of §107(a), Title 13 of the Delaware Code and are specifically permitted to marry on May 16, 1992, or within 30 days thereafter; the Clerk of the Peace for New Castle County shall issue to Brian M. Patterson and Evelyn B. Tuska 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 April 16, 1992.