View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 229

The Committee on Judiciary proposes the following Amendment No. to S. 229 (COUNCIL\VR\229C001.GT.VR21):

Reference is to Printer's Date 3/10/21.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, by striking Section 63-11-2400 and inserting:

/ Section 63-11-2400.In the investigation of a known or suspected crime against a child, a multidisciplinary team must follow the South Carolina Child Abuse Response Protocol as developed by the South Carolina Children's Justice Act Task Force and the South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers. Failure to comply with the South Carolina Child Abuse Response Protocol may not be used by the defense in any prosecution and is not grounds for dismissal of any criminal charge, nor does it provide any cause of action against any state agency, political subdivision, member of a multidisciplinary team, member of any prosecutor's office, member of any law enforcement agency, or law enforcement officer. /