SRC-VRA S.B. 379 78(R) BILL ANALYSIS Senate Research Center S.B. 379 78R3541 JMM-DBy: Armbrister Jurisprudence 2/14/2003 As Filed DIGEST AND PURPOSE Currently, Texas law does not allow magistrates or retired magistrates to conduct a marriage ceremony. As proposed, S.B. 379 would allow a magistrate or a retired magistrate to perform a marriage ceremony. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY This bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 2.202(a), Family Code, to add a magistrate or retired magistrate to the list of officials who are authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. SECTION 2. (a) Effective date: September 1, 2003. (b) Makes application of this Act prospective.