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H*2395 (Rat #0765, Act #0649 of 1988) General Bill, By P. Evatt, D.M. Beasley, Hayes and T.E. Huff
    A Bill to amend Chapter 1, Title 19, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to evidence, by adding Section 19-1-180 so as to provide that an out-of-court statement made by a child less than twelve years of age in specified legal proceedings may be admitted into evidence under certain circumstances; to amend Chapter 11, Title 19, relating to competency of witnesses, by adding Section 19-11-25 so as to provide that every child who is an alleged victim of abuse or neglect is presumed to be a competent witness, may be allowed to testify in a judicial proceeding related thereto, and to allow this presumption to be rebutted.-amended title
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02/04/87House Introduced and read first time HJ-390
02/04/87House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-390
02/17/88House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-1222
02/24/88House Amended HJ-1442
02/24/88House Read second time HJ-1442
02/25/88House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-1514
03/01/88Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-15
03/01/88Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-15
04/06/88Senate Committee report: Majority favorable with amend., minority unfavorable Judiciary SJ-128
05/26/88Senate Minority report removed
05/31/88Senate Amended SJ-61
05/31/88Senate Read second time SJ-64
05/31/88Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-64
06/01/88Senate Read third time SJ-8
06/01/88Senate Returned SJ-8
06/01/88House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-4477
06/02/88 Ratified R 765
06/03/88 Signed By Governor
06/03/88 Effective date 06/03/88
06/03/88 Act No. 649
06/21/88 Copies available

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