View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 892

Senator SHEALY proposed the following amendment (892R002.KMM.KS):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking Section 63-11-2410(B) and inserting:

/ (B)(1) The Governor shall appoint the members of the advisory committee and may consult with the South Carolina Children's Justice Act Task Force and the South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers in making his appointments. The advisory committee shall consist of eleven members as follows:

(a) the Executive Director of the South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers, or his designee;

(b) one member from state law enforcement;

(c) one member from county law enforcement;

(d) one member from a solicitor's office;

(e) the Executive Director of the Department of Social Services, or his designee;

(f) one member who is the Medical Director of the South Carolina Children's Advocacy Medical Response System, or his designee;

(g) one member from the State Guardian Ad Litem Program or Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates;

(h) one me mber from a school district;

(i) one member from a statewide organization experienced in working with children with all disabilities; and

(j ) two at-large members.

(2) The Department of Children's Advocacy shall convene the first meeting of the advisory committee for the purpose of electing a chair and shall thereafter provide staff support to the advisory committee. Members of the advisory committee shall serve for terms of four years and may serve in a holdover capacity for up to six months after the expiration of their term, should a qualified successor not be appointed. /