Reference is to the bill as introduced.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION 1. Section 63-11-1930 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
(A) There is created a
multi-disciplinary State Child Fatality
Advisory Committee composed of:
(1) the director of the South Carolina Department of Social Services;
(2) the director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control;
(3) the State Superintendent of Education;
(4) the executive director of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy;
(5) the chief of the State Law Enforcement Division;
(6) the director of the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services;
(7) the director of the State Department of Mental Health;
(8) the director of the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs;
(9) the director of the Department of Juvenile Justice;
an attorney with experience in prosecuting crimes
(11) a county
coroner or medical examiner
pediatrician with experience in diagnosing and treating child
abuse and neglect, appointed from recommendations submitted by
the State Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
a forensic pathologist; and
two members of the public at large, one of which must represent
a private nonprofit organization that advocates children
services the Chief Executive Officer of the
Children's Trust of South Carolina;
(11) one senator to be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate;
(12) one representative to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;.
(13) an attorney with experience in prosecuting crimes against children;
(14) a county coroner or medical examiner;
(15) a board certified or eligible for board certification child abuse pediatrician with experience in diagnosing and treating child abuse and neglect;
(16) a solicitor;
(17) a forensic pathologist; and
(18) two members of the public at large, one of whom shall represent a private nonprofit organization that advocates children services.
state agency members in items
(1)- (9)(12) shall serve ex officio and
may appoint a designee to serve in their place from their
particular departments or agencies who have
has administrative or program responsibilities for
children and family services. The Governor shall appoint
the remaining members, including the coroner or medical
examiner and solicitor who shall serve ex officio , must
be appointed by the Governor for terms of four years
and until their successors are appointed and qualify.
The committee shall elect a chairman and vice chairman
of the committee must be elected from among the
members by a majority vote of the membership,
each for a term of two years.
of The committee shall hold meetings at least
quarterly. A majority of the committee constitutes a quorum.
(E) Each ex officio member shall provide sufficient staff and administrative support to carry out the responsibilities of this article."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.