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Sponsors: Reps. Erickson, Collins, M.S. McLeod, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowers, Bradley, Brannon, G.A. Brown, R.L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, Corley, H.A. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hicks, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, Kennedy, King, Kirby, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, McKnight, W.J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D.C. Moss, V.S. Moss, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, J.E. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Tinkler, Toole, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow
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Introduced in the House on March 10, 2016
Introduced in the Senate on March 15, 2016
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 21, 2016
Summary: Children's Advocacy Center Day
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/10/2016 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 36) 3/15/2016 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 9) 3/15/2016 Senate Referred to Committee on General (Senate Journal-page 9) 4/21/2016 Senate Recalled from Committee on General (Senate Journal-page 4) 4/21/2016 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence (Senate Journal-page 4)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO RECOGNIZE THAT ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF CHILDREN IS A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM, TO COMMEND THE IMPORTANT WORK BEING DONE TO COMBAT THIS SERIOUS PROBLEM, AND TO DECLARE TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016, AS "CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, in 2015, an estimated 311,688 children were served by children's advocacy centers nationwide; and
Whereas, in the same year, children's advocacy centers throughout South Carolina served an estimated 8,128 child victims of abuse, providing victim advocacy and support services to them and their families. Of these 8,128 children, approximately seventy-seven percent were twelve years old or younger; and
Whereas, although neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment, victims also suffer year after year from physical abuse, sexual abuse, drug endangerment, commercial sexual exploitation, and psychological maltreatment; and
Whereas, children's advocacy centers seek to model, promote, and deliver excellence in child-abuse response and prevention through direct service, education, collaboration, and leadership; and
Whereas, it is entirely appropriate for the South Carolina General Assembly to pause in its deliberations to underline the growing problem of child abuse and the serious impact its continued existence has on the citizens of South Carolina, as well as on those of the rest of the nation. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, recognize that abuse and neglect of children is a significant problem, commend the important work being done to combat this serious problem, and declare Tuesday, April 26, 2016, as "Children's Advocacy Center Day" in South Carolina.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be provided to Kim Hamm, executive director of the South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers.
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