Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3168Ratification Number: 589Act Number: 476Primary Sponsor: HuffType of Legislation: GBSubject: Child support obligationsDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Jun 02, 1992Computer Document Number: BR1/1093.ACGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Jun 23, 1992Introduced Date: Jan 09, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Feb 19, 1991Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Jun 23, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 476Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: HuffType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3168 ------ Jun 23, 1992 Act No. 476 3168 ------ Jun 23, 1992 Signed by Governor 3168 ------ Jun 04, 1992 Ratified R 589 3168 Senate Jun 02, 1992 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3168 Senate May 14, 1992 Read second time, notice of general amendments 3168 Senate May 07, 1992 Polled out of Committee: 11 Favorable 3168 Senate Feb 21, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to Committee 3168 House Feb 20, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3168 House Feb 19, 1991 Amended, read second time 3168 House Feb 13, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 25 with amendment 3168 House Jan 09, 1991 Introduced and read first 25 time, referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A476, R589, H3168)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-1572, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO GROUNDS FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, SO AS TO DELETE THAT FAILURE TO SUPPORT A CHILD REQUIRES A REQUEST FOR A CONTRIBUTION BY THE CUSTODIAN OF THE CHILD AND TO PROVIDE THAT A REQUEST FOR SUPPORT IS A CIRCUMSTANCE THAT THE COURT MAY CONSIDER IN DETERMINING WHETHER A PARENT HAS WILFULLY FAILED TO SUPPORT A CHILD.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Failure to support as ground for termination of parental rights
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-1572(4) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(4) The child has lived outside the home of either parent for a period of six months, and during that time the parent has wilfully failed to support the child. Failure to support means that the parent has failed to make a material contribution to the child's care. A material contribution consists of either financial contributions according to the parent's means or contributions of food, clothing, shelter, or other necessities for the care of the child according to the parent's means. The court may consider all relevant circumstances in determining whether or not the parent has wilfully failed to support the child, including requests for support by the custodian and the ability of the parent to provide support; or".
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 23rd day of June, 1992.