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S*1012 (Rat #0534, Act #0448) General Bill, By McConnell
    A Bill to amend Section 20-7-490, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to definitions pertaining to abused and neglected children, so as to define "child protective services", "affirmative determination", and "court"; to amend Section 20-7-650, as amended, relating to the duties of local child protective agencies, so as to provide for reports of child abuse and neglect to be entered immediately into the automated statewide central registry of child abuse and neglect and maintained in agency files in one of four categories, include affirmative determination as a category, provide for indicated reports to be converted to that category, delete the references to local registries, provide for maintenance of affirmative determinations, provide for use, disclosure, and destruction of information in unfounded and affirmative determinations reports; change the reference to care to welfare; provide for the agencies' responsibility where the facts indicating abuse or neglect appear to indicate a violation of criminal law; to amend Section 20-7-680, relating to the central registry for abused and neglected children, so as to change the reference to care to welfare and revise the requirements for maintenance and classification of abuse and neglect reports, provide for local child protective service agencies to transmit immediately data required by the Department of Social Services, provide requirements for information in unfounded reports and affirmative determinations; to amend the 1976 Code by adding Section 20-7-655 so as to provide for a child protective services appeals process for review of indicated reports not otherwise being brought before the family court for disposition and for judicial review; and to amend Section 20-7-690, as amended, relating to the confidentiality of abuse and neglect reports and records, so as to require that reports made available must indicate if an appeal is pending.-amended title
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05/27/91Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-4
05/27/91Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-4
04/01/92Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-7
04/08/92Senate Amended SJ-44
04/08/92Senate Read second time SJ-52
04/30/92Senate Amended SJ-31
04/30/92Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-33
05/05/92House Introduced and read first time HJ-11
05/05/92House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-12
05/12/92House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-6
05/20/92House Objection by Rep. Haskins, Rama, Felder, Clyborne, Vaughn, Rogers, HJ-105
05/20/92House Objection by Rep. McElveen, Koon & McLeod HJ-105
05/21/92House Objection withdrawn by Rep. Felder, Haskins, Clyborne & Rama HJ-53
05/21/92House Objection by Rep. Tucker HJ-53
05/21/92House Objection withdrawn by Rep. Vaughn & Koon HJ-55
05/21/92House Objection by Rep. Delleney & Scott HJ-55
06/02/92House Objection withdrawn by Rep. Delleney, McElveen, McLeod & Tucker HJ-50
06/02/92House Objection withdrawn by Rep. Rogers HJ-54
06/03/92House Amended HJ-52
06/03/92House Read second time HJ-52
06/04/92House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-21
06/04/92Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled SJ-118
06/04/92 Ratified R 534
07/01/92 Signed By Governor
07/01/92 Effective date 01/01/93 Act No. 448
07/01/92 See act for exception to or explanation of effective date
07/15/92 Copies available



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