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Session 125 - (2023-2024)Printer Friendly
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S 0234 General Bill, By Loftis, Adams, Grooms, Bennett and Rice
Similar (H 3197, H 3485)
Summary: Parents Bill of Rights
    A BILL TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, TITLE 63, BY ADDING CHAPTER 23 SO AS TO ENACT THE PARENTAL BILL OF RIGHTS; BY ADDING SECTION 63-23-110 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PARENTS HAVE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS REGARDING THE UPBRINGING, EDUCATION, AND CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN; BY ADDING SECTION 63-23-120 SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS; BY ADDING SECTION 63-23-130 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT INFRINGE ON FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF PARENTS WITHOUT A COMPELLING STATE INTEREST THAT IS NARROWLY TAILORED AND THAT CANNOT BE ACHIEVED BY A LESS INTRUSIVE MEANS; BY ADDING SECTION 63-23-140 SO AS TO PROVIDE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF PARENTS; BY ADDING SECTION 63-23-150 SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHOULD CREATE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICIES; BY ADDING SECTION 63-23-160 SO AS TO PROHIBIT HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FROM SOLICITING OR PROVIDING HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO CHILDREN WITHOUT WRITTEN PARENTAL CONSENT; BY ADDING SECTION 63-23-170 TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS CHAPTER SUPERSEDE ANY MATTER TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY; BY ADDING SECTION 63-23-180 TO PROVIDE FOR A CAUSE OF ACTION FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS CHAPTER; AND BY AMENDING SECTION 63-5-340, RELATING TO MINOR'S CONSENT TO HEALTH SERVICES, SO AS TO RAISE THE AGE AT WHICH A MINOR MAY CONSENT TO HEALTH SERVICES.
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11/30/22Senate Prefiled
11/30/22Senate Referred to Committee on Family and Veterans' Services
01/10/23Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 119)
01/10/23Senate Referred to Committee on Family and Veterans' Services (Senate Journal-page 119)



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