Reference is to the bill as introduced.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION 1. (A)
In order to better protect South Carolina's
children and to strengthen South Carolina's foster care program,
the Foster Care Study Committee is hereby created to review the
current procedures for foster children, foster parents, and the
Central Registry of child Abuse and Neglect, all contained in
Subarticles 7 and 9 of chapter 7, Title 63.
(B)(1) The study committee must be composed of three members of the Senate, with one appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and two appointed by the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and three members of the House of Representatives, with one appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and two appointed by the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
(2) Vacancies in the study committee's membership must be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term in the manner of original appointment.
(3) A member of the study committee shall serve without compensation or per diem, but may receive mileage if paid by the entity that appointed the member.
(C) The Chairmen of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees shall provide appropriate staffing for the study committee.
(D) The study committee shall make a report of the study committee's recommendations to the General Assembly January 1, 2015, at which time the study committee must be dissolved.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.