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Sponsors: Reps. Brady, Spires, Butler Garrick, Erickson and Long
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 298
Introduced in the House on January 11, 2011
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Corporal punishment
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/14/2010 House Prefiled 12/14/2010 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/11/2011 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 81) 1/11/2011 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 81) 2/1/2011 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Butler Garrick 3/2/2011 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Erickson, Long
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-13-870 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE CORPORAL PUNISHMENT WITH WRITTEN PARENTAL PERMISSION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 7, Chapter 13, Title 63 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 63-13-870. Corporal punishment may not be administered except when authorized in writing by the parent or guardian of the child. If corporal punishment is administered, it must:
(1) be perpetrated for the sole purpose of restraining or correcting the child;
(2) be reasonable in manner and moderate in degree;
(3) not bring about permanent or lasting damage to the child; and
(4) not be reckless or grossly negligent behavior."
SECTION 2. Section 63-13-820(B) of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately numbered item at the end to read:
"( ) post information and notices regarding parental training programs offered by local community service organizations to assist parents in making informed choices about child care."
SECTION 3. Section 63-13-825(A) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 292 of 2010, is further amended to read:
"(A) An operator of a family childcare home and
any a person employed by or who contracts with an operator of a family childcare home, annually shall complete and provide documentation to the Department of Social Services of a minimum of two hours of training approved by the department. An operator shall complete this training within thirty days of initially registering as a family childcare home. A person employed by or who contracts with an operator of a family childcare home shall complete the required training within thirty days from the date of hire or contracting."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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