Public Act 096-1323
HB5448 EnrolledLRB096 19625 AJO 35021 b

    AN ACT concerning child support.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of
Marriage Act is amended by changing Section 203 as follows:
    (750 ILCS 5/203)  (from Ch. 40, par. 203)
    Sec. 203. License to Marry. When a marriage application has
been completed and signed by both parties to a prospective
marriage and both parties have appeared before the county clerk
and the marriage license fee has been paid, the county clerk
shall issue a license to marry and a marriage certificate form
upon being furnished:
    (1) satisfactory proof that each party to the marriage will
have attained the age of 18 years at the time the marriage
license is effective or will have attained the age of 16 years
and has either the consent to the marriage of both parents or
his guardian or judicial approval; provided, if one parent
cannot be located in order to obtain such consent and diligent
efforts have been made to locate that parent by the consenting
parent, then the consent of one parent plus a signed affidavit
by the consenting parent which (i) names the absent parent and
states that he or she cannot be located, and (ii) states what
diligent efforts have been made to locate the absent parent,
shall have the effect of both parents' consent for purposes of
this Section;
    (2) satisfactory proof that the marriage is not prohibited;
    (3) an affidavit or record as prescribed in subparagraph
(1) of Section 205 or a court order as prescribed in
subparagraph (2) of Section 205, if applicable.
    With each marriage license, the county clerk shall provide
a pamphlet describing the causes and effects of fetal alcohol
syndrome. At least annually, the county board shall submit to
the Illinois Department of Public Health a report as to the
county clerk's compliance with the requirement that the county
clerk provide a pamphlet with each marriage license. All
funding and production costs for the aforementioned
educational pamphlets for distribution to each county clerk
shall be provided by non-profit, non-sectarian statewide
programs that provide education, advocacy, support, and
prevention services pertaining to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
(Source: P.A. 86-832; 86-884; 86-1028.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2011