Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 891Ratification Number: 530Act Number: 471Primary Sponsor: ShortType of Legislation: GBSubject: Contraception and family planningDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940601Computer Document Number: 891Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940714Introduced Date: 19940111Date of Last Amendment: 19940531Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940714Last History Type: Act No. 471Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Short Greg Smith Washington MescherType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 891 ------ 19940714 Act No. 471 891 ------ 19940714 Signed by Governor 891 ------ 19940602 Ratified R 530 891 Senate 19940601 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification 891 House 19940531 Amended, read second time 891 House 19940526 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 19940531 891 House 19940511 Recalled from Committee 27 891 House 19940413 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to Committee 891 Senate 19940412 Amended, read third time, sent to House 891 Senate 19940405 Read second time, notice of general amendments 891 Senate 19940331 Committee Report: Favorable 13 891 Senate 19940111 Introduced, read first time, 13 referred to Committee 891 Senate 19931108 Prefiled, referred to 13 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A471, R530, S891)
AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 43, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 43-5-24 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES INFORMATION ON METHODS OF CONTRACEPTION AND FAMILY PLANNING, EXCLUDING ABORTION INFORMATION, TO BE DISSEMINATED TO INDIVIDUALS SEEKING ASSISTANCE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Aid to Families with Dependent Children applicants to receive family planning information
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 5, Title 43 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 43-5-24. When an individual applies for assistance through the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program, the Department of Social Services must provide the applicant with information on methods of contraception and family planning, excluding abortion counseling. The Department of Health and Environmental Control shall provide a brochure or some similar information packet on contraceptive methods and family planning to the Department of Social Services which the Department of Social Services can easily reproduce and distribute. Abortion must not be included in the brochure or information packet provided by the Department of Health and Environmental Control. If the applicant expresses an interest in scheduling an appointment with a local health department to obtain further information and counseling on contraceptive methods and family planning, the Department of Social Services shall assist the applicant in scheduling the appointment."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 14th day of July, 1994.