Reference is to Printer's Date 3/5/14--S.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION 1. Section 63-1-50 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
(A) There is established the Joint
Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children to be composed of
three members of the House of Representatives appointed by the
Speaker of the House, three members of the Senate to be
appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and
three members to be appointed by the Governor. The Director of
the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Director of the
Department of Social Services, the Director of the Department of
Disabilities and Special Needs, the Superintendent of the
Department of Education, and the Director of the Department of
shall serve as ex officio,
nonvoting members of the committee. Members appointed by the
Governor must not be employees of the State of South
Carolina. Members serve at the pleasure of the
appointing authority. The committee shall study issues relating
to children as the committee may undertake or as may be
requested or directed by the General Assembly. The committee
may contract for all necessary legal research and support
services, subject to funding as provided in subsection (E).
committee shall become operative on July 1, 2008. The
committee must shall submit an annual
written report to the Governor, the President
Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House no later
than the first of February , commencing in 2009.
The report must detail the work of the committee, account for
the committee's expenditures, and provide any
findings and recommendations the committee develops relating to
children's issues it has studied.
(C) The staffing for the committee must be provided by the Children's Law Center of the University of South Carolina School of Law, subject to funding as provided in subsection (E).
(D) The committee members
are eligible for per diem and mileage
may not receive compensation but are entitled to mileage,
subsistence, and per diem as provided
allowed by law for members of state boards, committees,
(E) The committee shall receive funding as may be provided in the annual general appropriations act or from any other source.
(F) The committee shall terminate and shall cease to exist effective December 31,
2015 2023, unless the General Assembly
reauthorizes its continued existence beyond that date by
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.