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Sponsors: Reps. Felder, Funderburk, Davis, Bryant, Pope, Forrester, Sandifer, Allison, Fry, Cole, Jefferson and Forrest
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Introduced in the House on March 7, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on January 30, 2018
Last Amended on January 25, 2018
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Education
Summary: Child abuse
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/7/2017 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 75) 3/7/2017 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 75) 1/9/2018 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Davis 1/10/2018 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bryant, Pope, Forrester, Sandifer, Allison, Fry, Cole 1/23/2018 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 12) 1/24/2018 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 1-25-18 (House Journal-page 49) 1/25/2018 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jefferson, Forrest 1/25/2018 House Amended (House Journal-page 31) 1/25/2018 House Read second time (House Journal-page 31) 1/25/2018 House Roll call Yeas-104 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 32) 1/25/2018 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 33) 1/26/2018 Scrivener's error corrected 1/26/2018 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 1) 1/30/2018 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6) 1/30/2018 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 6)
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Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
January 25, 2018
Introduced by Reps. Felder, Funderburk, Davis, Bryant, Pope, Forrester, Sandifer, Allison, Fry, Cole, Jefferson and Forrest
S. Printed 1/25/18--H. [SEC 1/26/18 1:44 PM]
Read the first time March 17, 2017.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-85 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR, ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS, INCLUDING CHARTER SCHOOLS, SHALL POST AT LEAST FIVE SIGNS THAT PROVIDE TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND RELATED INFORMATION FOR REPORTING INCIDENTS OF CHILD ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND EXPLOITATION; AND TO PROVIDE DETAILS CONCERNING THE CONTENT, PLACEMENT, AND APPEARANCE OF THE SIGNS; AND BY AMENDING SECTION 63-7-910, RELATING TO A TOLL-FREE NUMBER FOR THE REFERRAL OF INCIDENTS OF CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES MAY MAINTAIN, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO MAINTAIN SUCH A SERVICE AND TO INCLUDE CHILD EXPLOITATION AMONG THE CATEGORIES OF REPORTABLE INCIDENTS FOR WHICH THE SERVICE IS INTENDED.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 63, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-63-85. (A) Beginning in the 2018-2019 School Year, each public school and charter school shall post at least five signs that provide telephone numbers and related information for reporting incidents of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation. A school must display the sign conspicuously in at least one high-traffic common area that is readily accessible to and widely used by students; however, virtual schools shall post the information required by this section virtually in appropriate places in the school's learning management system.
(B) A sign required in subsection (A) must:
(1) be produced and made available at no cost by the Department of Social Services;
(2) include the statewide toll-free telephone number that may be used to report incidents of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation to the Department of Social Services;
(3) include a telephone number that may be used to report incidents of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation to the Department of Social Services
(4) include instructions to call 911 for emergencies;
(5) include directions for accessing the Department of Social Services' website for more information on reporting abuse, neglect, and exploitation;
(6) measure at least eight and one-half inches by eleven inches; and
(7) use a conspicuous font size."
SECTION 2. Section 63-7-910(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(A)(1) The Department of Social Services
may shall maintain a toll-free number available to persons throughout the State for the referral of family-related problems, including:
(a) the reporting of known or suspected cases of child abuse,
or neglect, or exploitation;
(b) other problems of a nature which may affect the stability of family life.
(2) This telephone service shall operate continuously. Upon receipt of a call involving suspected abuse or neglect, the Department of Social Services shall transmit the full contents of the report to the appropriate county department office. Immediately upon transmitting the report the department shall destroy the contents of the suspected report. Upon receipt of a call involving other problems of a nature which may affect the stability of family life, the department shall refer the call to the appropriate county department office or other service agency where appropriate."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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