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H*3580 (Rat #0567, Act #0474 of 1984) General Bill, By Wilkins, M.O. Alexander, D.M. Beasley, J.D. Bradley, P.T. Bradley, T.A. Brett, R.L. Cobb, W.N. Cork, T. Ferguson, H.C. Granger, J.C. Hearn, B.E. Huff, T.E. Huff, T.M. Marchant, T.W. Mitchell, L. Phillips, R.L. Rigdon, J.R. Tally and D.E. Winstead
    A Bill to amend Article 11 of Chapter 3 of Title 16, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to miscellaneous offenses against the person, by adding Section 16-3-1060 so as to provide that no person may request or accept anything of value as consideration for relinquishing the custody of a child for adoption, provide that release or termination of prior support obligations must not be construed as compensation or any other thing of value, provide for the assessment of reasonable costs if they are reimbursements for expenses incurred or fees for services rendered, provide that the assumption by a prospective adoptive parent of child support obligations previously established by court order is not prohibited, and provide penalties for violations; to amend Section 16-1-10, as amended, relating to the crimes classified as felonies, so as to include the crime of receiving compensation for the relinquishment of a child for adoption in violation of Sections 16-3-1060, 20-7-1710, and 21-21-20; to amend Section 20-7-1710, relating to the Children's Code and written consent for adoption, and Section 21-21-20, relating to custody of minors, so as to forbid a parent, guardian, agency, or legal custodian of a child to receive anything of value as consideration for the relinquishment of a child for adoption and provide for the assessment of incidental costs if they are reimbursements for expenses incurred or fees for services rendered.-amended title
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02/24/84House Introduced and read first time HJ-1061
02/24/84House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-1062
05/29/84House Recalled from Committee on Judiciary HJ-3435
05/31/84House Read second time HJ-3525
06/01/84House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-3573
06/05/84Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ-2232
06/06/84Senate Read second time SJ-2267
06/06/84Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-2267
06/13/84Senate Amended SJ-2434
06/13/84Senate Read third time SJ-2434
06/13/84Senate Returned SJ-2434
06/13/84House Debate adjourned on amendments HJ-3646
06/14/84House Senate amendment amended HJ-3729
06/14/84House Returned HJ-3729
06/14/84Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled SJ-2514
06/19/84 Ratified R 567
06/20/84 Signed By Governor
06/20/84 Effective date 06/20/84
06/20/84 Act No. 474
07/02/84 Copies available

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