View Amendment Current Amendment: 76 to Bill 1

Rep. J.L. JOHNSON proposes the following Amendment No. 76 to S. 1 (COUNCIL\VR\1C039.CC.VR21):

Reference is to Printer's Date 1/27/21-S.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 3, by adding a Section at the end to read:

/ Section 44-41-745. Upon detection of the fetal heartbeat pursuant to this article, a human fetus is eligible for and entitled to state benefits, including, but not limited to:

(1) any child-related federal or state income tax credits or deductions including, but not limited to, the child tax credit, the child and dependent care tax credit, and the earned income tax credit;

(2) the state Nurse-Family Partnership program through which the fetus's mother is paired with a specially trained nurse to provide home visits from early pregnancy through two years of age;

(3) if the fetus's mother is unmarried and the fetus's biological father is unknown or unable to provide support, child support to pay for all perinatal health care costs of the mother;

(4) if born with a congenital abnormality or disability, coverage of any medical expenses associated with the care of that abnormality or disability including, but not limited to, costs of hospitalization, therapeutic and ADA-compliant equipment and accommodations, and lifetime long-term care and treatment;

(5) upon birth, coverage of any costs associated with health, dental, and vision insurance until the age of eighteen, including payment of any premiums, copays, deductibles, and other expenses;

(6) upon birth, any public assistance available pursuant to Chapter 5, Title 43, including TANF and SNAP benefits, until the age of eighteen; and

(7) a fully funded South Carolina 529 College Savings Plan." /