Walker OKs bill setting age for wedding officials

  • Associated Press
  • April 23, 2014 - 2:55 PM

MADISON, Wis. — Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that bars anyone under 18 from officiating at a Wisconsin wedding.

The bill's opponents say the minimum age requirement could prevent young family members from officiating at weddings in some cases, but both the Assembly and Senate passed the measure on voice votes earlier this year. Walker signed the bill privately Tuesday.

The bipartisan bill also makes it easier for people from outside Wisconsin to officiate, removing a requirement that out-of-state officials obtain a letter from the church before the wedding.

The governor signed the bill privately at the state Capitol on Wednesday.

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