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H*4546 (Rat #0264, Act #0238 of 2016) General Bill, By Putnam, Clyburn, Robinson-Simpson, Thayer, Collins, Clary, Erickson, Long, Ryhal, Herbkersman, Newton, Jordan, Hicks, McCoy, M.S. McLeod, Douglas, Henegan, Allison, Quinn, Funderburk, Finlay, Jefferson, Willis and Bedingfield
Summary: Definitions in Children's Code
    AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS USED IN THE CHILDREN'S CODE, SO AS TO ADD DEFINITIONS FOR "AGE OR DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE", "CAREGIVER", AND "REASONABLE AND PRUDENT PARENT STANDARD"; BY ADDING SECTION 63-7-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE RIGHT OF CHILDREN IN OUT-OF-HOME CARE TO PARTICIPATE IN AGE OR DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1700, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERMANENCY PLANNING, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR COURT CONSIDERATION OF LOCAL FOSTER CARE REVIEW BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS, TO REQUIRE THE COURT TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, THE LOCAL FOSTER CARE REVIEW BOARD, AND THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM BEFORE APPROVING A PLACEMENT PLAN, AND TO REQUIRE THE COURT TO REVIEW THE DEPARTMENT'S EFFORTS TO ENSURE A FOSTER CHILD HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE IN AGE OR DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-2310, RELATING TO THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO MAKE EFFORTS TO NORMALIZE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE BY ENABLING PARTICIPATION IN AGE OR DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-720, RELATING TO FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF LOCAL FOSTER CARE REVIEW BOARDS, SO AS TO CHANGE CERTAIN FUNCTIONS OR POWERS, INCLUDING THE FREQUENCY WITH WHICH BOARDS MUST REVIEW FOSTER CARE CASES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-750, RELATING TO THE FOSTER CARE REVIEW BOARD'S RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS, SO AS TO ALLOW THE BOARD TO INTRODUCE, EXAMINE, AND CROSS-EXAMINE WITNESSES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. - ratified title
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12/10/15House Prefiled
12/10/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/12/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 100)
01/12/16House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 100)
01/14/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thayer
03/02/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Collins, Clary, Erickson, Long, Ryhal, Herbkersman, Newton, Jordan, Hicks, McCoy, M.S.McLeod, Douglas, Henegan, Allison, Quinn, Funderburk
03/03/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Finlay
05/25/16 Scrivener's error corrected
04/20/16House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 359)
04/21/16 Scrivener's error corrected
04/26/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jefferson, Willis, Bedingfield
04/26/16House Amended (House Journal-page 152)
04/26/16House Read second time (House Journal-page 152)
04/26/16House Roll call Yeas-96 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 168)
04/27/16House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 19)
04/27/16 Scrivener's error corrected
04/28/16Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8)
04/28/16Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 8)
04/29/16Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Young (ch), McElveen, Shealy
05/11/16Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 16)
05/24/16Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 33)
05/24/16Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 33)
05/24/16Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 33)
05/24/16Senate Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 33)
05/25/16Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 11)
05/26/16House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 70)
05/26/16House Roll call Yeas-87 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 71)
06/02/16 Ratified R 264
06/05/16 Signed By Governor
06/10/16 Effective date 06/05/16
06/13/16 Act No. 238



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