2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
August 12, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Tusler, Hebl, Cabrera, James,
Kulp, Ohnstad, Skowronski, Subeck and C. Taylor, cosponsored by Senators
Kooyenga, L. Taylor, Olsen and Wanggaard. Referred to Committee on
AB359,1,2 1An Act to amend 765.16 (1m) (d) of the statutes; relating to: justices or judges
2authorized to officiate a marriage.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, any judge of a “court of record” or a reserve judge may
officiate a wedding. This bill allows any justice or judge to officiate a wedding,
regardless of whether the justice or judge is of a “court of record.”
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB359,1 3Section 1. 765.16 (1m) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB359,1,54 765.16 (1m) (d) Any justice or judge of a court of record or a reserve judge
5appointed under s. 753.075.
AB359,1,66 (End)