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A128, R61, H3215
Sponsors: Reps. Govan, Robinson-Simpson and Willis
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Introduced in the House on January 13, 2015
Introduced in the Senate on April 29, 2015
Last Amended on April 28, 2015
Passed by the General Assembly on May 20, 2015
Governor's Action: June 1, 2015, Signed
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/18/2014 House Prefiled 12/18/2014 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/13/2015 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 152) 1/13/2015 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 152) 4/22/2015 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 12) 4/23/2015 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Robinson-Simpson, Willis 4/28/2015 House Amended (House Journal-page 61) 4/28/2015 House Read second time (House Journal-page 61) 4/28/2015 House Roll call Yeas-96 Nays-10 (House Journal-page 62) 4/29/2015 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 13) 4/29/2015 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 9) 4/29/2015 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 9) 5/1/2015 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Coleman (ch), Shealy, Turner 5/13/2015 Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 14) 5/19/2015 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 17) 5/19/2015 Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 17) 5/20/2015 Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 13) 5/28/2015 Ratified R 61 6/1/2015 Signed By Governor 6/4/2015 Effective date 06/01/15 8/17/2015 Act No. 128
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(A128, R61, H3215)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE A STUDY COMMITTEE TO REFORM ALIMONY, TO PROVIDE FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE AND THE METHOD OF APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS, TO REQUIRE THE STUDY COMMITTEE TO PREPARE A REPORT WITH FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO INCLUDE A SUNSET PROVISION FOR THE STUDY COMMITTEE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Alimony Reform Study Committee
SECTION 1. (A) There is created the Alimony Reform Study Committee to study the alimony laws of this State including, but not limited to, the length of time alimony is awarded, the amount of alimony awarded, the consistency of alimony awarded, and the factors and circumstances surrounding the awards.
(B) The study committee must be composed of:
(1) three members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee; and
(2) three members of the Senate appointed by the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
(C) The study committee shall prepare a report for the General Assembly that sets forth findings and recommendations relevant to the purposes of the study committee and provide its report to the General Assembly by December 31, 2015, at which time the study committee must be dissolved.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 28th day of May, 2015.
Approved the 1st day of June, 2015.
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