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Sponsors: Reps. Wilkins, Simrill, Bales, Bailey and Witherspoon
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Introduced in the House on January 14, 2003
Introduced in the Senate on February 11, 2003
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Family Court to hear matters regarding validity of premarital agreements
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/4/2002 House Prefiled 12/4/2002 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/14/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-14 1/14/2003 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-14 2/5/2003 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-10 2/6/2003 House Read second time HJ-27 2/6/2003 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-28 2/7/2003 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-2 2/11/2003 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-5 2/11/2003 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-5
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 5, 2003
Introduced by Reps. Wilkins, Simrill, Bales, Bailey and Witherspoon
S. Printed 2/5/03--H.
Read the first time January 14, 2003.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3010) to amend Section 20-7-420, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to Family Court jurisdiction, so as to provide that Family Court has exclusive jurisdiction, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
JAMES H. HARRISON for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-420, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FAMILY COURT JURISDICTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FAMILY COURT HAS EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION TO HEAR AND DETERMINE MATTERS RELATING TO THE VALIDITY OF PREMARITAL AGREEMENTS AND THE EFFECT OF THESE AGREEMENTS ON ISSUES OTHERWISE WITHIN FAMILY COURT JURISDICTION.
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 361 of 2002, is further amended by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:
"( ) To hear and determine matters relating to the validity of premarital agreements and the effect of premarital agreements on issues otherwise within this court's jurisdiction."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect July 1, 2003, and applies to all cases filed in family court after June 30, 2003.
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