Just another quick bit of information…
I had emailed with Cindy Hooley, the Vital Statistics Information Manager at the Dept. of Health – she tells me the following:
“At this point, we are still instructing clerks to enter the 60 day range (according to statute) no matter which license they are issuing, but also asking them to inform the couple about the changes in law and to provide the appropriate form based on when they will be marrying.”
Maybe this will save you a phone call…? Thanks! Penny, NEMRC
There are a lot of "what-ifs" during this transition. What if two women come in today to apply for a Civil Marriage to be performed on September 15 and then they decide to do it on August 29th instead? If they come in today, I am going to give it to them and technically it is valid today. Should I be typing the dates valid only September 1 through whenever 60 days from actual date of issue is?
Also, the same is said for people who came in last week prior to having the new forms. I issued marriage licenses for September last week and am not going to track down these people and their out-of-state minister after the fact to do a whole new license form.
Hopefully the Department of Health is taking this all into consideration and will be flexible with these scenarios.
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Subject: marriage lic
Hi Lyndon Town Clerk. Did you ever get an answer to your question of June 18 to Rich McCoy regarding the new license? Is the new license for "civil marriage" (that we just received) going to replace the civil union AND the traditional marriage license? One form fits all? Thanks, Nancy