Current Status Bill Number:
3421Ratification Number: 305Act Number: 277Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970211Primary Sponsor: DavenportAll Sponsors: DavenportDrafted Document Number: psd\7037ac.97Companion Bill Number: 223Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980326Date of Last Amendment: 19980319Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19980407Subject: Child abuse or neglect, false reports of; misdemeanor, penalties; Minors, Crimes and Offenses, Social Services
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19980423 Act No. A277 ------ 19980407 Signed by Governor ------ 19980401 Ratified R305 House 19980326 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 19980324 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19980319 Read second time Senate 19980319 Committee amendment adopted Senate 19980318 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment Senate 19970417 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19970416 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970415 Amended, read second time House 19970409 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 19970211 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A277, R305, H3421)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 20-7-567 SO AS TO CREATE A MISDEMEANOR FOR KNOWINGLY MAKING A FALSE REPORT OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Misdemeanor to knowingly make a false report of abuse or neglect; penalties
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 20-7-567. (A) It is unlawful to knowingly make a false report of abuse or neglect.
(B) A person who violates subsection (A) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than ninety days, or both.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 7th day of April, 1998.