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S 0687 General Bill, By L. Martin
Similar (H 4469)
Summary: Blind Person's Right To Parent Act
    A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 63, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATING TO CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA BLIND PERSON'S RIGHT TO PARENT ACT", BY ADDING ARTICLE 4 TO THE CHAPTER SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A COURT MAY NOT MAKE A DECISION ON GUARDIANSHIP, CUSTODY, OR VISITATION BASED UPON A SOLE CONSIDERATION OF THE BLINDNESS OF A CHILD'S PARENT OR GUARDIAN, AND THAT DECISIONS CONCERNING ADOPTIONS MAY NOT BE BASED UPON THE SOLE CONSIDERATION THAT THE PERSON SEEKING TO ADOPT A CHILD IS BLIND.
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05/08/13Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4)
05/08/13Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 4)
01/22/14Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Coleman (ch), Shealy, Turner
02/26/14Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 14)
02/27/14 Scrivener's error corrected
03/04/14Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 20)
03/04/14Senate Roll call Ayes-43 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 20)
03/05/14Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 26)
03/06/14House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 7)
03/06/14House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 7)



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