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Arkansas Code Annotated 9-11-201 - Licenses required.

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(a) All persons hereafter contracting marriage in this state are required to first obtain a license from the clerk of the county court of some county in this state. (b) On and after July 1, 1997, the county clerk shall record the Social Security numbers of the persons obtaining a marriage license on the marriage license application or the coupon for the marriage license. If an applicant does not possess a Social Security number, the clerk shall note this representation on the marriage license application or the coupon for the marriage license. (c) (1) The county clerk shall transmit Social Security numbers of marriage license applicants to the Division of Vital Records of the Department of Health. The clerk is not required to otherwise maintain or report the Social Security numbers of marriage license applicants. Compliance with the Social Security number reporting requirements of this section by the clerk of the county court shall be deemed to satisfy licensing entity reporting requirements under this section relative to marriage licenses. (2) The division shall allow the Office of Child Support Enforcement of the Revenue Division of the Department of Finance and Administration access to such Social Security information and on an automated basis to the maximum extent feasible.

(Acts 1875, No. 127, § 1, p. 260; C. & M. Dig., § 7057; Pope's Dig., § 9039; A.S.A. 1947, § 55-201; Acts 1997, No. 1163, § 2; 1997, No. 1296, § 41.)

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