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H 4701
Session 109 (1991-1992) 

H 4701 General Bill, By Young-Brickell, Bailey, B.O. Baker, D.M. Beasley, 
K.T. Burch, A.W. Byrd, Canty, Cobb-Hunter, B. Council, T.L. Farr, Harrison, 
Haskins, T.E. Huff, Keegan, H.H. Keyserling, J.G. Mattos, Meacham, Quinn, 
R. Smith, C.H. Stone, L.S. Taylor, Vaughn, C.C. Wells, J.B. Wilder and 
S.S. Wofford
 A Bill to amend Article 3, Subarticle 1, Chapter 20, Title 7, Code of Laws of
 South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 20-7-92 so as to provide that the
 biological father of a child conceived as a result of criminal sexual conduct
 has no rights or privileges as the parent of that child and to provide that
 this does not preclude a court from enforcing any requirements, penalties, or
 sanctions as they relate to the child or the offense.

   04/08/92  House  Introduced and read first time HJ-8
   04/08/92  House  Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-8



A BILL

TO AMEND ARTICLE 3, SUBARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 20, TITLE 7, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 20-7-92 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER OF A CHILD CONCEIVED AS A RESULT OF CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT HAS NO RIGHTS OR PRIVILEGES AS THE PARENT OF THAT CHILD AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS DOES NOT PRECLUDE A COURT FROM ENFORCING ANY REQUIREMENTS, PENALTIES, OR SANCTIONS AS THEY RELATE TO THE CHILD OR THE OFFENSE.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION 1. Article 3, Subarticle 1, Chapter 20, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 20-7-92. (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the biological father of a child who is not married to the mother of the child at the time of conception and conceived as a result of criminal sexual conduct who is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to this charge has no rights or privileges as the parent of the child.

(B) This section does not preclude a court from enforcing any requirements, penalties, or sanctions against the biological father of a child conceived as a result of criminal sexual conduct as they relate to the child or to the criminal offense."

SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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