N.Y. Domestic Relations Law Section 13-D
Duty of clerk issuing marriage license


1.

It shall be the duty of each town and each city clerk or duly authorized deputy acting in the clerk’s stead, upon the issuance of a marriage license to display to the parties a typed or printed statement containing substantially the same following information: “Rubella, also known as ’German measles’, is a common childhood disease. It is usually not serious to children who contract it themselves, but can be a tragic crippler of unborn babies if transmitted to pregnant women. Rubella infection poses a grave threat to the unborn child, especially during the first four months of pregnancy. It can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, or one or all of the tragic defects such as deafness, blindness, crippling congenital heart disease, developmental disability and muscular and bone defects. In order to be immune to rubella, one must either receive the rubella vaccine or actually have had the disease. To see whether you are susceptible to rubella, you can get a blood test from your doctor. Even more important is the availability of a rubella vaccine which will prevent you from ever contracting the disease. In order to protect yourself, your family, and your friends, please take steps to prevent the tragic effects of rubella. Please contact your family doctor, health care provider, public health facility or clinic for further information.” 2. It shall also be the duty of each town and city clerk or duly authorized deputy acting in the clerk’s stead to provide to each applicant for a marriage license information regarding the Thalassemia Trait. The department of health shall prepare information, including but not limited to, the blood disorder Thalassemia Trait and other inherited conditions affecting the population of New York state.

3.

No cause of action for damages shall arise in favor of any person or person yet to be born by reason of any failure to comply with the provisions of this section.

Source: Section 13-D — Duty of clerk issuing marriage license, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/DOM/13-D (updated Jul. 29, 2022; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

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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:
Jul. 29, 2022

§ 13-D’s source at nysenate​.gov

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