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Bill would increase marriage license fee

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

August 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A California Senate committee is considering a bill to increase the fees associated with getting a marriage license.Democratic Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco authored the bill.

Senate Bill 662 would increase marriage license fees by $10. The current fee is $23.

The revenue generated by the increase would be used to fund domestic violence shelters. Yee's office estimates the fee hike would provide an additional $2.5 million to $5 million annually.