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HB 1325 - Domestic relations; international marriage brokers; provide regulation

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Benfield,Stephanie 85th
Last Action: 3/11/2008 - House Committee Favorably Reported
House Committee: JudyNC
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This bill ensures that minors are not brought into the United States by international marriage brokers. It also provides foreign nationals with information regarding the criminal and marital history of a prospective spouse, the illegality of domestic violence in the United States, and the resources available in Georgia to victims of family violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Any international marriage broker who violates any provision of 19-16-1 of the O.C.G.A shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $20,000.00 for each violation. 

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