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H*4614 (Rat #0522, Act #0450 of 1996) General Bill, By Kelley, Allison, Easterday and Moody-Lawrence
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    A Bill to enact the "Child Protection Reform Act of 1996" by amending Section 20-7-110, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to legal representation in abuse and neglect proceedings, so as to clarify a reference to the Department of Social Services; to amend Subarticle 1, Article 7, Chapter 7, Title 20, as amended, relating to general provisions concerning abuse and neglect, so as to set forth guiding principles and policies concerning state intervention in family life and child welfare and to revise definitions; to amend Subarticle 3, Article 7, Chapter 7, Title 20, as amended, relating to the identification and reporting of child abuse, so as to expand persons required to report, to expand medical examinations and tests authorized to provide immunity to employees of the Department of Social Services in performing child protective services in good faith; to amend Section 20-7-610, as amended, relating to emergency protective custody, so as to revise these procedures and to include emergency physical custody; to add Section 20-7-612 so as to establish procedures for law enforcement to assist the Department in taking a child into emergency custody; to add Section 20-7-616 so as to require an agency having sex offender registries to release information to the Department when an allegedly abused child is residing in an offender's home.-amended short title
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02/14/96House Introduced and read first time HJ-11
02/14/96House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-11
03/20/96House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-51
03/27/96House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, April 2, 1996 HJ-64
04/02/96House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, April 3, 1996 HJ-14
04/03/96House Amended HJ-20
04/03/96House Debate interrupted HJ-21
04/03/96House Read second time HJ-26
04/03/96House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-26
04/04/96House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-2
04/09/96Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-9
04/09/96Senate Referred to Committee on General SJ-9
05/21/96Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment General SJ-18
05/22/96Senate Amended SJ-39
05/22/96Senate Read second time SJ-39
05/22/96Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-39
05/23/96Senate Amended SJ-106
05/23/96Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-106
05/30/96House Non-concurrence in Senate amendment HJ-65
05/30/96Senate Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Sens. Moore, Fair, Richter SJ-38
05/30/96House Conference committee appointed Kelley, Easterday & Allison HJ-133
05/30/96House Conference report received and adopted HJ-152
05/30/96Senate Conference report received and adopted SJ-47
05/30/96 Ordered enrolled for ratification SJ-185
06/13/96 Ratified R 522
06/18/96 Signed By Governor
06/18/96 Effective date 01/01/97
07/09/96 Copies available
07/09/96 Act No. 450

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