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Sponsors: Reps. Sellers, Johnson, Brady, Gilliard, Jefferson and Knight
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Introduced in the House on January 10, 2012
Introduced in the Senate on May 1, 2012
Last Amended on June 5, 2012
Passed by the General Assembly on June 6, 2012
Governor's Action: June 18, 2012, Vetoed
Legislative veto action(s): Veto sustained
Summary: Cervical Cancer Prevention Act
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/6/2011 House Prefiled 12/6/2011 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 1/10/2012 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 61) 1/10/2012 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 61) 1/11/2012 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brady 4/18/2012 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliard, Jefferson 4/18/2012 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 37) 4/25/2012 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Knight 4/25/2012 House Debate adjourned (House Journal-page 17) 4/25/2012 House Amended (House Journal-page 22) 4/25/2012 House Read second time (House Journal-page 22) 4/25/2012 House Roll call Yeas-63 Nays-40 (House Journal-page 23) 4/26/2012 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 33) 5/1/2012 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8) 5/1/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 8) 5/24/2012 Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 16) 6/5/2012 Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 76) 6/5/2012 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 76) 6/5/2012 Senate Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-2 (Senate Journal-page 76) 6/6/2012 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 7) 6/6/2012 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 83) 6/6/2012 House Roll call Yeas-106 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 83) 6/12/2012 Ratified R 299 6/18/2012 Vetoed by Governor 6/20/2012 House Debate adjourned until Tues., 06-26-12 (House Journal-page 6) 6/26/2012 House Veto sustained Yeas-54 Nays-47 (House Journal-page 24)
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AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-29-187 SO AS TO ENACT THE "CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION ACT", TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL MAY OFFER THE CERVICAL CANCER VACCINATION SERIES TO ADOLESCENT STUDENTS ENROLLING IN THE SEVENTH GRADE OF ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL IN THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE NO STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO HAVE THE VACCINE BEFORE ENROLLING IN OR ATTENDING SCHOOL, TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY DEVELOP AN INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM RELATED TO THIS VACCINATION OFFERING WITH SPECIFIC CONTENT REQUIREMENTS, TO DEFINE "CERVICAL CANCER VACCINATION SERIES", AND TO MAKE IMPLEMENTATION OF VACCINE PROVISION AND INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM CONTINGENT UPON RECEIPT OF FULL FUNDING BY STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. This act may be cited as the "Cervical Cancer Prevention Act".
Cervical Cancer Prevention Act
SECTION 2. Chapter 29, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 44-29-187. (A) Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, the Department of Health and Environmental Control may offer the cervical cancer vaccination for adolescent students enrolling in the seventh grade in any school, public or private, in this State. No student is required to have the cervical cancer series before enrolling in or attending school.
(B)(1) The department may develop and provide to each school whose grade levels include grade six informational brochures concerning adolescent vaccinations, including the cervical cancer vaccination series. The information also may specifically mention the optional nature of the cancer vaccination series and shall encourage the parent or guardian of a student to take the child to their own health care provider to be vaccinated.
(2) At the beginning of the school year each school district may provide these informational brochures to the parents or guardians of all students in the sixth grade.
(C) For the purposes of this section 'cervical cancer vaccination series' means the human papillomavirus vaccination series.
(D) Implementation of this section is contingent upon the appropriation of state and federal funding to the department to fully cover the costs of providing this vaccine to eligible students as well as the availability of funds to produce the informational materials referenced in this section."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 12th day of June, 2012.
President of the Senate
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Approved the ____________ day of _____________________2012.
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