N.Y. Domestic Relations Law Section 13-AA
Test to determine the presence of sickle cell anemia


1.

On and after the effective date of this act, such test as may be necessary shall be given to each applicant for a marriage license who is not of the Caucasian, Indian or Oriental race for the purposes of discovering the existence of sickle cell anemia and notifying the applicant of the results of such test.

2.

No application for a marriage license shall be denied solely on the ground that such test proves positive, nor shall the absence of such test invalidate a marriage.

3.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to any person who refuses to take such test because of his religious beliefs.

Source: Section 13-AA — Test to determine the presence of sickle cell anemia, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/DOM/13-AA (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

10
Marriage a civil contract
10‑A
Parties to a marriage
10‑B
Religious exception
11
By whom a marriage must be solemnized
11‑A
Duty of city clerk in certain cities of the first class
11‑B
Registration of persons performing marriage ceremonies in the city of New York
11‑C
Marriage officers
11‑D
One-day marriage officiant license
12
Marriage, how solemnized
13
Marriage licenses
13‑AA
Test to determine the presence of sickle cell anemia
13‑B
Time within which marriage may be solemnized
13‑C
Twenty-four hour provision waived in certain cases
13‑D
Duty of clerk issuing marriage license
14
Town and city clerks to issue marriage licenses
14‑A
Town and city clerks to issue certificates of marriage registration
15
Duty of town and city clerks
15‑A
Marriages of minors under eighteen years of age
15‑B
Temporary provisions authorizing issuance of marriage license, upon court order, without consent of a parent in armed forces of United St...
16
False statements and affidavits
17
Clergyman or officer violating article
18
Clergymen or officer, when protected
19
Records to be kept by town and city clerks
19‑A
Marriages on vessels
20
Records to be kept by the state department of health and the city clerk of the city of New York
20‑A
Certified transcripts of records
20‑B
Certification of marriage
20‑C
Certification of marriage
21
Forms and books to be furnished
22
Penalty for violation
23
Supervision of and inspection of town and city clerks’ records by state commissioner of health
24
Effect of marriage on legitimacy of children
25
License, when to be obtained

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 13-AA’s source at nysenate​.gov

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