Current Status Bill Number:
4568Ratification Number: 427Act Number: 350Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960207Primary Sponsor: HutsonAll Sponsors: Hutson, Mason, Bailey, Cain, S. Whipper, Knotts, Lloyd, Meacham, Fulmer, Whatley, Harrison, Rhoad, Lee, Wofford, Sharpe, Cotty, Quinn, Littlejohn, J. Harris, Riser, Davenport, Simrill, Felder, Wells and SpearmanDrafted Document Number: pfm\7610ac.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960521Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960529Subject: Veterans homes
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960606 Act No. A350 ------ 19960529 Signed by Governor ------ 19960523 Ratified R427 Senate 19960521 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960516 Read second time Senate 19960515 Committee report: Favorable 08 SG Senate 19960416 Introduced, read first time, 08 SG referred to Committee House 19960412 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960411 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19960411 Read second time House 19960410 Committee report: Favorable 27 H3M House 19960207 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A350, R427, H4568)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-11-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ESTABLISHMENT, PURPOSE, AND ADMISSIONS TO SOUTH CAROLINA VETERANS HOMES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SOUTH CAROLINA MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION SHALL CONSULT WITH THE DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, CONCERNING THE POLICIES, MANAGEMENT, AND OPERATION OF VETERANS HOMES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Mental Health Commission required to consult with Division of Veterans Affairs on Management, etc., of veterans homes
SECTION 1. Section 44-11-30 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 44-11-30. The South Carolina Mental Health Commission, in mutual agreement with the authorities of the United States Veterans Administration, may establish South Carolina veterans homes to be located on grounds owned by the Department of Mental Health. The purpose of these homes is to provide treatment for South Carolina veterans who are mentally ill or whose physical condition requires long-term nursing care. Admission requirements to these homes are the same as any other facility operated by the department except that the patients at these facilities must be South Carolina veterans. The South Carolina Mental Health Commission is designated as the agency of the State to apply for and to accept gifts, grants, and other contributions from the federal government or from any other governmental unit for the operation and construction of South Carolina veterans homes. The South Carolina Mental Health Commission shall consult with the Division of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Governor, concerning the policies, management, and operation of the South Carolina veterans homes."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 29th day of May, 1996.