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H*3124 (Rat #0325, Act #0291 of 2014) General Bill, By Bingham, Taylor, Long and M.S. McLeod
Summary: Child abuse
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-7-315 SO AS TO PROHIBIT AN EMPLOYER FROM DISMISSING, DEMOTING, SUSPENDING, OR DISCIPLINING AN EMPLOYEE WHO REPORTS CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT, WHETHER REQUIRED OR PERMITTED TO REPORT; TO CREATE A CAUSE OF ACTION FOR REINSTATEMENT AND BACK PAY; AND TO AUTHORIZE AN AWARD OF ATTORNEY'S FEES TO THE PREVAILING PARTY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-940, RELATING TO THE USE OF UNFOUNDED CASE INFORMATION IN CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES MAY DISCLOSE SUCH TO BE REVIEWED IN CLOSED SESSIONS KEPT CONFIDENTIAL WHEN IN RESPONSE TO AN INQUIRY MADE BY CERTAIN COMMITTEES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY INVESTIGATING THE DEPARTMENT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1990, RELATING TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY AND RELEASE OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT INFORMATION AND RECORDS MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT, SO AS TO ALSO AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR TO DISCLOSE TO THE MEDIA LIMITED INFORMATION PLACED IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN BY THE PARTY IN INTEREST, TO DISCLOSE LIMITED INFORMATION, TO RESPOND TO AN ALLEGATION MADE BY THE ALLEGED PERPETRATOR, THE ATTORNEY FOR THE ALLEGED PERPETRATOR, THE PARTY IN INTEREST, OR OTHER PUBLIC OFFICIALS IN PUBLIC TESTIMONY BEFORE CERTAIN COMMITTEES, OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BE REVIEWED IN CLOSED SESSION AND KEPT CONFIDENTIAL WHEN IN RESPONSE TO AN INQUIRY MADE BY CERTAIN COMMITTEES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY INVESTIGATING THE DEPARTMENT. - ratified title
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12/11/12House Prefiled
12/11/12House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/08/13House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 96)
01/08/13House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 96)
01/10/13House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: M.S.McLeod
04/24/13House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (House Journal-page 62)
04/30/13House Read second time (House Journal-page 85)
04/30/13House Roll call Yeas-71 Nays-38 (House Journal-page 85)
05/01/13House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 8)
05/01/13Senate Introduced and read first time
05/01/13Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
02/11/14Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Coleman (ch), Shealy, Turner (Senate Journal-page 15)
03/19/14Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 15)
03/20/14 Scrivener's error corrected
04/01/14Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 18)
04/15/14Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 27)
04/15/14Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 27)
04/15/14Senate Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 27)
04/16/14 Scrivener's error corrected
04/16/14Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 25)
04/30/14House Debate adjourned until Thur., 5-1-14 (House Journal-page 108)
05/01/14House Returned to Senate with amendments (House Journal-page 37)
05/01/14House Roll call Yeas-99 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 38)
05/15/14Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment (Senate Journal-page 47)
05/15/14Senate Roll call Ayes-0 Nays-38 (Senate Journal-page 47)
05/20/14House House insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Reps. Bannister, McCoy, Weeks (House Journal-page 28)
05/21/14Senate Conference committee appointed Massey, Coleman, Young (Senate Journal-page 26)
06/05/14House Free conference powers granted (House Journal-page 119)
06/05/14House Roll call Yeas-93 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 120)
06/05/14House Free conference committee appointed Bannister, McCoy, Weeks (House Journal-page 121)
06/05/14Senate Free conference powers granted (Senate Journal-page 48)
06/05/14Senate Free conference committee appointed Massey, Coleman, Young (Senate Journal-page 48)
06/05/14Senate Free conference report adopted (Senate Journal-page 48)
06/05/14Senate Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 48)
06/17/14House Free conference report received and adopted
06/17/14House Roll call Yeas-112 Nays-0
06/17/14House Ordered enrolled for ratification
06/20/14 Ratified R 325
06/23/14 Signed By Governor
07/08/14 Effective date 06/23/14
07/09/14 Act No. 291



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