Current Status Bill Number:
53Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970114Primary Sponsor: HuttoAll Sponsors: HuttoDrafted Document Number: s-res\hutto\res1205.cbhResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Family courts, to order sibling visitation when in best interest of children; Minors, child custody
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970605 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 19970605 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19970417 Read second time Senate 19970416 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19970114 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
April 16, 1997
S. Printed 4/16/97--S.
Read the first time January 14, 1997.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 53), to amend Section 20-7-420, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the jurisdiction of family court, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
JAMES E. BRYAN, JR., for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-420, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION OF FAMILY COURT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT SIBLING VISITATION BE ORDERED WHEN IT IS DETERMINED TO BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-420 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 287 and Act 446 of 1996, is further amended by adding a new subitem at the end to read:
"( ) to order sibling visitation where the court finds it is in the best interest of the children."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.