Child marriage bill heads to full House for consideration
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- Senate Bill 48 will now go to the full House for consideration.
The legislation was approved unanimously by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
The bill would prohibit anyone under the age of 17 from getting married in Kentucky.
There is a provision that would require parental approval for 17 year-olds wanting to get married.
The current law states that 16 and 17 year-olds are allowed to marry with parental consent, but a district judge can approve the marriage of someone under the age of 16 if the girl is pregnant.
Senate Bill 48 passed the Senate by 34-3 votes on March 7.
It now goes to the full House for its consideration.