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S 0559 General Bill, By M.T. Rose
    A Bill to amend Title 20, Chapter 4, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to protection from domestic abuse, by enacting the "Protection from Post-Separation Family Violence Act"; by adding Article 3 so as to create a presumption that no parent with a history of family violence may be awarded custody of a child and to provide circumstances that may overcome the presumption; to provide for supervised visitation under certain conditions; to require separation, divorce, child custody, and visitation orders to contain an injunction against the perpetrator of family violence; to require the perpetrator of family violence to pay all court and attorney fees and costs incurred for medical and psychological care necessitated by the family violence; and to designate Sections 20-4-10 through 20-4-130 as Title 20, Chapter 4, Article 1 named "Protection from Domestic Violence".
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02/22/95Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-6
02/22/95Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-6
05/10/95Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-11
05/11/95Senate Amended SJ-36
05/11/95Senate Read second time SJ-36
05/17/95Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-17
05/18/95House Introduced and read first time HJ-45
05/18/95House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-45

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