2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
August 8, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Kooyenga, L. Taylor, Olsen and
Wanggaard, cosponsored by Representatives Tusler,
Hebl, Cabrera, James,
Kulp, Ohnstad, Skowronski, Subeck and C. Taylor. Referred to Committee
on Insurance, Financial Services, Government Oversight and Courts.
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:
765.16 (1m) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
(d) Any justice or
judge of a court of record
or a reserve judge 5
appointed under s. 753.075.