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A363, R425, H4687
Sponsors: Reps. Cotty and Harrison
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Introduced in the House on February 21, 2006
Introduced in the Senate on March 14, 2006
Last Amended on March 9, 2006
Passed by the General Assembly on May 31, 2006
Governor's Action: June 9, 2006, Signed
Summary: Juvenile Justice Department
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/21/2006 House Introduced and read first time HJ-93 2/21/2006 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-93 3/8/2006 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-2 3/9/2006 House Amended HJ-16 3/9/2006 House Read second time HJ-16 3/9/2006 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-17 3/10/2006 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-1 3/14/2006 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-19 3/14/2006 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-19 3/14/2006 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Ritchie (ch), Rankin, Lourie, Scott 5/24/2006 Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary SJ-19 5/25/2006 Senate Read second time SJ-16 5/31/2006 Senate Read third time and enrolled 6/7/2006 Ratified R 425 6/9/2006 Signed By Governor 6/16/2006 Copies available 6/16/2006 Effective date 06/09/06 6/23/2006 Act No. 363
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A363, R425, H4687)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-6840, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COMMUNITY SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT INTENSIVE SUPERVISION SERVICES ARE AMONG THE COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS THE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES; AND TO SPECIFY THAT JUVENILES WHO REQUIRE ENHANCED SUPERVISION, MONITORING, AND CONTACTS OR A HIGHER LEVEL OF TREATMENT MUST BE ASSIGNED TO INTENSIVE SUPERVISION SERVICES AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE SCOPE AND DELIVERY OF THESE SERVICES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Intensive supervision services
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-6840(13) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 383 of 1996, is amended to read:
"(13) providing a variety of community-based programs to serve as alternatives to institutions including, but not limited to, halfway houses, work release, intensive supervision services, restitution, forestry and wilderness camps, marine science programs, and other residential and nonresidential programs;"
Assignment to and delivery of intensive supervision services
SECTION 2. Section 20-7-6840 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 383 of 1996, is amended by adding an appropriately numbered item at the end to read:
"( ) Juveniles must be assigned to intensive probation or aftercare services by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Juveniles assigned to these intensive supervision services must be those juveniles who require enhanced supervision, monitoring and contacts, or a higher level of treatment services. Intensive supervision must be provided by the department in all regions of the State. In conjunction with establishing these intensive supervision services, the department shall develop an array of graduated sanctions and impose these sanctions on offenders being provided intensive supervision services for technical rule violations and minor infractions, whenever feasible to do so, in lieu of re-incarceration of the juvenile in a secure correctional facility. The array of graduated sanctions developed by the department may include, as a condition of probation or parole, placement of a juvenile in a staff or environmentally secure residential program. Case workers selected to monitor, supervise, and serve juveniles assigned to intensive supervision services shall have caseloads of no more than twenty juveniles."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 7th day of June, 2006.
Approved the 9th day of June, 2006.
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