Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1199Ratification Number: 544Act Number: 475Primary Sponsor: HayesType of Legislation: GBSubject: Juvenile taken into custody, principalDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940602Computer Document Number: GJK/20394SD.94Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940714Introduced Date: 19940217Date of Last Amendment: 19940331Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940714Last History Type: Act No. 475Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: HayesType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 1199 ------ 19940714 Act No. 475 1199 ------ 19940714 Signed by Governor 1199 ------ 19940602 Ratified R 544 1199 House 19940602 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 1199 House 19940601 Read second time 1199 House 19940519 Committee Report: Favorable 25 with amendment 1199 House 19940406 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to Committee 1199 Senate 19940405 Read third time, sent to House 1199 Senate 19940331 Amended, read second time 1199 Senate 19940330 Committee Report: Favorable 11 with amendment 1199 Senate 19940217 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A475, R544, S1199)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-600, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TAKING A CHILD INTO CUSTODY AND NOTIFICATION TO HIS PARENTS AND APPROPRIATE AGENCIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW REQUIRING CONFIDENTIALITY OF JUVENILE RECORDS, WHEN A CHILD IS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR AN OFFENSE WHICH WOULD BE A MISDEMEANOR OR FELONY IF COMMITTED BY AN ADULT, THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER ALSO SHALL NOTIFY THE PRINCIPAL OF THE SCHOOL IN WHICH THE CHILD IS ENROLLED, IF ANY, OF THE NATURE OF THE OFFENSE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PRINCIPAL MAY USE THIS INFORMATION FOR MONITORING AND SUPERVISORY PURPOSES BUT OTHERWISE MUST KEEP THIS INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Notification to school principal
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-600 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 571 of 1990, is further amended by adding a new subsection (I) to read:
"(I) Notwithstanding any other provision of law requiring confidentiality of juvenile records, when a child is taken into custody by a law enforcement officer for an offense which would be a misdemeanor or felony if committed by an adult, not including any traffic or wildlife violations over which courts other than the family court have concurrent jurisdiction as provided in Section 20-7-410, the law enforcement officer also shall notify the principal of the school in which the child is enrolled, if any, of the nature of the offense. This information may be used by the principal for monitoring and supervisory purposes but otherwise must be kept confidential by the principal in the same manner required by Section 20-7-780."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 14th day of July, 1994.