Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3438Primary Sponsor: BurchCommittee Number: 11Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Child supportResiding Body: SenateComputer Document Number: 3438Introduced Date: Feb 06, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: May 01, 1991Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: BurchType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3438 Senate May 01, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to Committee 3438 House Apr 30, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3438 House Apr 25, 1991 Read second time 3438 House Apr 17, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 25 3438 House Feb 06, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
Indicates Matter Stricken
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April 17, 1991
Introduced by Rep. Burch
S. Printed 4/17/91--H.
Read the first time February 6, 1991.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3438), to amend Section 20-7-420, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to Family Court Jurisdiction in domestic matters, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
DAVID H. WILKINS, for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-420, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FAMILY COURT JURISDICTION IN DOMESTIC MATTERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT SHALL DETERMINE IF A CHILD IS SELF-SUPPORTING FOR PURPOSES OF TERMINATING CHILD SUPPORT AND TO EXTEND CHILD SUPPORT UNTIL AGE NINETEEN IF THE CHILD IS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND MAKING SATISFACTORY PROGRESS AND TO REVISE PROVISIONS RELATING TO EXTENDING CHILD SUPPORT BEYOND AGE EIGHTEEN WHEN THE CHILD IS MENTALLY OR PHYSICALLY DISABLED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-420(17) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(17) To make all orders for support run until further order of the court, except that orders for child support of a child shall must run until the child is eighteen years of age or until the child is sooner married or becomes self-supporting as determined by the court, whichever occurs first; or, where there are physical or mental disabilities of the child or other exceptional circumstances that warrant it, in the discretion of the court, during any period and beyond the child's minority as such physical or mental disabilities may continue to provide for child support past the age of eighteen years if the child is in high school and is making satisfactory progress toward completion of high school, not to exceed the nineteenth birthday unless exceptional circumstances are found to exist or unless there is a preexisting order to provide for child support past the age of eighteen years; and to provide for child support past age eighteen where there are physical or mental disabilities of the child or other exceptional circumstances that warrant the continuation of child support beyond age eighteen for as long as the physical or mental disabilities or exceptional circumstances continue."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.