The House Ways and Means Committee passed a bill Tuesday to increase the fees that justice court judges and circuit clerks collect from couples.
Justice court judges currently receive $10 for performing a wedding ceremony, and circuit clerks collect $20 for issuing a marriage license.
House Bill 1451 originally proposed raising both fees to $50. The committee changed it to set the justice court fee at $20 and the circuit clerks’ fee at $30.
The bill moves to the House for more discussion.