John A Kissel

Bills Regulating Drones, Raising The Age To Marry Approved By Committee

Bills Regulating Drones, Raising The Age To Marry Approved By Committee

New regulations regarding drones and a bill that would raise the legal age to marry in Connecticut were among a number of bills approved by the legislature's judiciary committee Wednesday.

As initially crafted, House Bill 5442 would have prohibited the issuance of a marriage license to anyone under 18. Under current law, 16- and 17-year-olds can marry as long as they obtain parental consent, and children 15 and younger can marry if they obtain approval from a probate judge as well as a parent.

But a compromise provision approved by the panel would allow for an exception for anyone who is at least 16 and pregnant or a member of the military. Individuals who meet those...

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