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Sponsors: Senators Campsen, Fair and Richardson
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3274
Introduced in the Senate on January 11, 2005
Introduced in the House on February 14, 2006
Last Amended on February 9, 2006
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Family Court Financial Privacy Act
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/15/2004 Senate Prefiled 12/15/2004 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/11/2005 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-154 1/11/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-154 4/19/2005 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-10 4/20/2005 Senate Amended SJ-55 2/9/2006 Senate Amended SJ-14 2/9/2006 Senate Read second time SJ-14 2/10/2006 Scrivener's error corrected 2/14/2006 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-12 2/14/2006 House Introduced and read first time HJ-3 2/14/2006 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-3
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 9, 2006
S. Printed 2/09/06--S. [SEC 2/10/06 12:55 PM]
Read the first time January 11, 2005.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 20-3-240 TO ENACT THE "FAMILY COURT FINANCIAL PRIVACY ACT" SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A FINANCIAL DECLARATION MADE A PART OF THE RECORD IN A MATTER BEFORE THE FAMILY COURT IS CONFIDENTIAL AND NOT SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE TO THE PUBLIC; AND TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO EXEMPT FINANCIAL DECLARATIONS IN MATTERS BEFORE THE FAMILY COURT.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. This act may be cited as the "Family Court Financial Privacy Act".
SECTION 2. Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 20 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 20-3-240. The clerk of court shall seal the financial declarations that are made a part of the court record in any matter before the family court. The parties, their attorneys of record, the family court judge and the judge's staff, the clerk of court and the clerk's staff, and the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Department of Social Services shall be granted access to a financial declaration upon request to the clerk of court. No other person shall unseal or be granted access to a financial declaration except on order of the court."
SECTION 3. Section 30-4-40(a) of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:
"( ) Financial declarations made a part of the record in a matter before the family court, as provided for in Section 20-3-240."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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