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A203, R256, H4408
Sponsors: Reps. Horne and Weeks
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Introduced in the House on January 14, 2014
Introduced in the Senate on March 27, 2014
Last Amended on May 22, 2014
Passed by the General Assembly on May 28, 2014
Governor's Action: June 2, 2014, Signed
Summary: Child Fatality Advisory Committee
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/10/2013 House Prefiled 12/10/2013 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/14/2014 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 67) 1/14/2014 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 67) 3/19/2014 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Weeks 3/20/2014 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 8) 3/24/2014 Scrivener's error corrected 3/26/2014 House Amended (House Journal-page 52) 3/26/2014 House Read second time (House Journal-page 52) 3/26/2014 House Roll call Yeas-102 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 54) 3/27/2014 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 20) 3/27/2014 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6) 3/27/2014 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 6) 5/21/2014 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 17) 5/22/2014 Scrivener's error corrected 5/22/2014 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 56) 5/22/2014 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 56) 5/22/2014 Senate Roll call Ayes-39 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 56) 5/23/2014 Scrivener's error corrected 5/27/2014 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 14) 5/28/2014 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled 5/29/2014 Ratified R 256 6/2/2014 Signed By Governor 6/6/2014 Effective date 06/02/14 6/10/2014 Act No. 203
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(A203, R256, H4408)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1930, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE CHILD FATALITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, SO AS TO ADD THREE MEMBERS TO THE COMMITTEE, TO CHANGE QUORUM REQUIREMENTS, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Child Fatality Advisory Committee revisions
SECTION 1. Section 63-11-1930 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 63-11-1930. (A) There is created a State Child Fatality Advisory Committee composed of:
(1) the Director of the South Carolina Department of Social Services;
(2) the Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control;
(3) the State Superintendent of Education;
(4) the Executive Director of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy;
(5) the Chief of the State Law Enforcement Division;
(6) the Director of the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services;
(7) the Director of the State Department of Mental Health;
(8) the Director of the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs;
(9) the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice;
(10) the Chief Executive Officer of the Children's Trust of South Carolina;
(11) one senator to be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate;
(12) one representative to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
(13) an attorney with experience in prosecuting crimes against children;
(14) a county coroner or medical examiner;
(15) a board certified or eligible for board certification child abuse pediatrician, appointed from recommendations submitted by the State Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics;
(16) a solicitor;
(17) a forensic pathologist; and
(18) two members of the public at large, one of whom shall represent a private nonprofit organization that advocates children services.
(B) Those members in items (1)-(12) shall serve ex officio and may appoint a designee to serve in their place from their particular departments or agencies who have administrative or program responsibilities for children and family services. The Governor shall appoint the remaining members, including the coroner or medical examiner and solicitor who shall serve ex officio for terms of four years and until their successors are appointed and qualify.
(C) The committee shall elect a chairman and vice chairman by a majority vote of the membership, each for a term of two years.
(D) The committee shall hold meetings at least quarterly. A majority of the committee, excluding the committee members in subsection (A)(11) and (12) or their designees, constitutes a quorum.
(E) Each ex officio member shall provide sufficient staff and administrative support to carry out the responsibilities of this article."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 29th day of May, 2014.
Approved the 2nd day of June, 2014.
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