(1) A person is guilty of bigamy when he:
(a) Purports to marry another person knowing he has a husband or wife or knowing the other person has a husband or wife; or

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 530.010

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

(b) Cohabits in this state after a bigamous marriage in another state.
(2) It shall be a defense to bigamy that the accused believed he was legally eligible to remarry.
(3) Bigamy is a Class D felony.
Effective: January 1, 1975
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 257, effective January 1, 1975.