View Amendment Current Amendment: 2 to Bill 3125 Rep. BANNISTER proposes the following Amendment No. 2 to H. 3125 (COUNCIL\CZ\3125C001.NBD.CZ17):

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Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting SECTION 7 in its entirety and inserting:

/      SECTION      7.      Section 43-3-60 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

     "Section 43-3-60.      (A)      The respective county directors shall act as the representatives of the director in administering such welfare activities within the county as are provided for by law or as are directed and required by the director when not otherwise provided for by law. Each of such county directors shall see that all laws are enforced for the protection and welfare of minors and the removal of moral menaces to the young and to safeguard and promote the health, education and general welfare of minors. Subject to the rules and regulations of the state department, each of the county directors may use any funds supplied by the county in which the county department operates for such purposes as may be directed by law, in addition to their other duties. Each county director shall serve as the agent of the state department in the performance of such functions as the director may delegate to it.
     (B)      The respective county directors shall act as the representatives of the director in facilitating the department's responsibilities in child abuse or neglect matters including, but not limited to, child abuse or neglect judicial proceedings. Legal counsel for the department shall abide by the decisions of the South Carolina Department of Social Services concerning the objectives of the representation in a child abuse or neglect action. When a caseworker, or other county department employee, communicates with the department's legal counsel about the case, the communication is protected as a confidential attorney-client communication; however, the caseworker, or other employee of the county department, is not the client for purposes of communicating the department's decisions concerning the objectives of the representation." /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.