South Carolina General Assembly
114th Session, 2001-2002

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Bill 3864

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

                    Current Status

Bill Number:                      3864
Type of Legislation:              Concurrent Resolution CR
Introducing Body:                 House
Introduced Date:                  20010403
Primary Sponsor:                  J.E. Smith
All Sponsors:                     J.E. Smith
Drafted Document Number:          l:\council\bills\nbd\11404ac01.doc
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:     20010417
Subject:                          Child Abuse Prevention Month, April 
                                  recognized as; Resolutions, Minors, Abused, 


Body    Date      Action Description                     Com     Leg Involved
______  ________  ______________________________________ _______ ____________
House   20010417  Received from Senate
Senate  20010412  Adopted, returned to House
                  with concurrence
Senate  20010411  Polled out of Committee: Favorable     10 SI
Senate  20010404  Introduced, referred to Committee      10 SI
House   20010403  Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate

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April 11, 2001

    H. 3864

Introduced by Rep. J.E. Smith

S. Printed 4/11/01--S.

Read the first time April 4, 2001.



    To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3864) to recognize April as child abuse prevention, etc., respectfully


    Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.



Whereas, child abuse is a pervasive problem throughout the United States as well as in South Carolina; and

Whereas, more than 3,000,000 children in the United States are reported as abused or neglected each year, and in South Carolina 18,717 cases of child abuse and neglect were reported for the 1999-2000 year; and

Whereas, one in four girls and one in seven boys will be sexually assaulted by the time they reach their eighteenth birthday; and

Whereas, four children die daily in the United States as a result of maltreatment, and at least fifteen South Carolina children died last year from abuse or neglect; and

Whereas, child abuse and neglect has an overwhelming negative impact on families and far-reaching effects on all communities in which we live and leaves devastating emotional scars on the children who are victims; and

Whereas, child protection is the responsibility of every citizen, community, and governmental agency; and

Whereas, for the future of our children, our families, and our communities, as well as for the future of our State, this pandemic social problem must be addressed through public awareness and education as well as through programs and services for children and families; and

Whereas, the protection and safety of South Carolina's children must be a major priority of this State. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the members of the General Assembly of South Carolina, by this resolution, recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.


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