Act No. 71

Public Acts of 2023

Approved by the Governor

July 11, 2023

Filed with the Secretary of State

July 12, 2023

EFFECTIVE DATE:  September 19, 2023







state of michigan

102nd Legislature

Regular session of 2023

Introduced by Senators Anthony, McMorrow, Polehanki, Geiss, Cherry, Santana, Irwin, Shink, Hertel, Klinefelt, Bayer, Chang, Johnson, Huizenga and McCann


AN ACT to amend 1921 PA 352, entitled “An act to prohibit the marriage of a person under 16 years of age and to declare the marriage void,” by amending the title and section 1 (MCL 551.51), as amended by 1983 PA 198.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:


An act to prohibit the marriage of an individual under 18 years of age.


Sec. 1. (1) A marriage in this state shall not be contracted by an individual who is under 18 years of age. A marriage, if entered into in this state by an individual under 18 years of age, is void.

(2) This section applies to a marriage entered into on or after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection.


Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless all of the following bills of the 102nd Legislature are enacted into law:

(a) Senate Bill No. 212.

(b) House Bill No. 4294.

(c) House Bill No. 4295.

(d) House Bill No. 4296.

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Description automatically generated with low confidenceThis act is ordered to take immediate effect.


Secretary of the Senate


Clerk of the House of Representatives