Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4169Primary Sponsor: WrightCommittee Number: 27Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Child under eighteen, definedResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Medical, Military, Public and Municipal AffairsDate Tabled: Mar 03, 1992Computer Document Number: BR1/1867.ACIntroduced Date: Jan 15, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Mar 03, 1992Last History Type: Tabled in CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: WrightType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4169 House Mar 03, 1992 Tabled in Committee 27 4169 House Jan 15, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-390, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF A "CHILD", SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS TERM MEANS A PERSON UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE WHEN THE CHILD IS INCORRIGIBLE, BEYOND THE CONTROL OF THE PARENT, OR A RUNAWAY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-390 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 20-7-390. When used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires, `child' means a person less than seventeen years of age, where the child is dealt with as a juvenile delinquent, except in cases where the child is incorrigible, beyond control of the parent, or a runaway, then `child' means a person under eighteen years of age. Where the child is dealt with as a dependent or neglected child the term `child' shall mean means a person under eighteen years of age."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.