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1062Ratification Number: 375Act Number: 343Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000120Primary Sponsor: RavenelAll Sponsors: Ravenel, Leatherman, Passailaigue, Leventis, Branton, Hutto, Bryan, McConnell, Saleeby, McGill, Moore, Giese, Elliott, Patterson, Washington, Mescher, PeelerDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\bbm\9156htc00.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000530Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20000606Subject: Disabilities and Special Needs, regional centers operated by, closings to be approved by General Assembly; Mental HealthHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20000628 Act No. A343 ------ 20000606 Signed by Governor ------ 20000531 Ratified R375 House 20000530 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 20000525 Read second time House 20000523 Request for debate by Representative Kirsh House 20000523 Request for debate withdrawn by Representative Perry House 20000523 Request for debate by Representative Robinson Rice Perry Loftis Easterday House 20000517 Committee report: Favorable 27 H3M House 20000302 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to Committee Senate 20000301 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20000229 Co-Sponsor added by Senator Peeler Senate 20000229 Read second time Senate 20000224 Polled out of Committee: Favorable 13 SMA Senate 20000120 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on February 24, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 17, 2000 - Word format
(A343, R375, S1062)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-20-365 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO REGIONAL CENTER OPERATED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS MAY BE CLOSED EXCEPT AS AUTHORIZED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY LAW IN AN ENACTMENT THAT SPECIFIES BY NAME THE REGIONAL CENTER TO BE CLOSED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Center not to be closed
SECTION 1. Article 3, Chapter 20, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 44-20-365. No regional center of the department may be closed except as authorized by the General Assembly by law in an enactment that specifies by name the regional center to be closed."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 31st day of May, 2000.
Approved the 6th day of June, 2000.
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