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April 1, 2004
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Read the first time January 20, 2004.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 20-7-862 SO AS TO REQUIRE A CLERK OF COURT TO SERVE NOTICE OF A RULE TO SHOW CAUSE HEARING FOR AN ARREARAGE IN CHILD SUPPORT OR PERIODIC ALIMONY TO THE PARTY OWED THE SUPPORT.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Subarticle 3, Article 9, Chapter 7, Title 20 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 20-7-862. (A) If the court issues a rule to show cause in a case of child support or periodic alimony arrearage, the court also shall provide written notice to the party owed the support. The notice must be provided at least five days before the hearing and must include the date, time, and place the party in arrears has been ordered to appear.
(B) The clerk of court shall place in the case file a notice issued with the time and date stamped on it."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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