1130‑S.E AMS SWEC 001




ESHB 1130 - S AMD ‑ 538

    BySenator Swecker




    Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


    "Sec. 1.  RCW 26.04.020 and 1927 c 189 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) Marriages in the following cases are prohibited:

    (((1))) (a) When either party thereto has a wife or husband living at the time of such marriage((.)); or

    (((2))) (b) When the ((parties thereto)) husband and wife are nearer of kin to each other than second cousins, whether of the whole or half blood computing by the rules of the civil law.

    (((3))) (2) It ((shall be)) is unlawful for any man to marry his father's sister, mother's sister, daughter, sister, son's daughter, daughter's daughter, brother's daughter or sister's daughter; ((it shall)) is be unlawful for any woman to marry her father's brother, mother's brother, son, brother, son's son, daughter's son, brother's son or sister's son.

    (3) A marriage between two persons that is recognized as valid in another jurisdiction is not valid in this state if the marriage would not be valid under the definition of marriage under chapter 26.04 RCW as interpreted in Singer v.Hara, 11 Wn. App. 247 (1974) or if otherwise prohibited or made unlawful under this section."


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