South Carolina General Assembly
120th Session, 2013-2014

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H. 3361

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Cobb-Hunter, Long, Weeks and R.L. Brown
Document Path: l:\council\bills\ms\7088ahb13.docx

Introduced in the House on January 17, 2013
Introduced in the Senate on March 27, 2014
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Domestic abuse

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/17/2013  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 9)
   1/17/2013  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 9)
   3/19/2014  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Weeks
   3/20/2014  House   Committee report: Favorable Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 7)
   3/24/2014          Scrivener's error corrected
   3/26/2014  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: R.L.Brown
   3/26/2014  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 38)
   3/26/2014  House   Roll call Yeas-68  Nays-39 (House Journal-page 38)
   3/27/2014  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 19)
   3/27/2014  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
   3/27/2014  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 5)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/17/2013
3/20/2014
3/24/2014

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COMMITTEE REPORT

March 20, 2014

H. 3361

Introduced by Reps. Cobb-Hunter, Long and Weeks

S. Printed 3/20/14--H.    [SEC 3/24/14 8:34 AM]

Read the first time January 17, 2013.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3361) to amend Section 20-4-60, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to an order for protection from domestic abuse, so as to provide, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:

F. GREGORY DELLENEY, JR. for Committee.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 20-4-60, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO AN ORDER FOR PROTECTION FROM DOMESTIC ABUSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT MAY PROHIBIT HARM OR HARASSMENT TO A PET ANIMAL OWNED, POSSESSED, KEPT, OR HELD BY THE PETITIONER AND TO PROVIDE THAT IN ORDERING TEMPORARY POSSESSION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY, THE COURT MAY ORDER THE TEMPORARY POSSESSION OF PET ANIMALS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 20-4-60(C) of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately numbered item at the end to read:

"( )    prohibit harm or harassment, including a violation of Chapter 1, Title 47, against any pet animal owned, possessed, kept, or held by:

(a)    the petitioner;

(b)    any family or household member designated in the order;

(c)    the respondent if the petitioner has a demonstrated interest in the pet animal."

SECTION    2.    Section 20-4-60(C)(5) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(5)    provide for temporary possession of the personal property, including pet animals, of the parties and order assistance from law enforcement officers in removing personal property of the petitioner if the respondent's eviction has not been ordered."

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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