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H*3699 (Rat #0296, Act #0195 of 1989) General Bill, By  House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
    A Bill to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 20-7-852 so as to provide that in any proceeding in which child support is in issue, the amount of the award which would result from from the application of those guidelines required under Section 43-5-580(b) is the amount of the child support to be awarded, to provide for exemptions; to amend Section 20-7-954, relating to genetic tests required of the parents used for approving or disapproving parentage, so as to require that in all child support cases brought by the Child Support Enforcement Program the child and all parties in a contested paternity case must be, upon the request of any party, ordered by the court to submit to genetic testing, and to provide in all child support cases, the child and all parties in a contested paternity case, upon the request of any party, must be ordered by the court to submit to genetic testing to determine paternity, and provide an exception, and provide that an order issued under this Section is enforceable by contempt; to amend Section 20-7-1315, as amended, relating to definitions and procedures regarding the withholding of income to secure payment of support obligations, so as to provide when income withholding begins in Title IV-D cases and for immediate withholding wages in certain cases; to amend Section 43-5-540, relating to the exemption of individuals from the registration requirement in the South Carolina Employables Program Act, so as to reduce from six to three the age of a child whose mother or other relative caring for the child is exempt; to amend Section 43-5-580, relating to the enforcement of support obligations of absent parents under the Employables Program Act, so as to require the Department to promulgate regulations which establish a scale of minimum guidelines which must be applied by the courts in determining the amount that an absent parent is expected to pay toward the support of a dependent child under the provisions of the Employables Program Act; and to amend Section 43-5-590, relating to the powers and duties of the Department in accordance with a federally-approved Child Support Plan, so as to delete the requirement that the Federal Government provide Title IV-D services for a period of three months from the month the family ceases to receive public assistance.-amended title
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03/16/89House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-13
03/21/89House Objection by Rep. Taylor & Faber HJ-30
03/21/89House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, March 22, 1989 HJ-30
03/23/89House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, March 28, 1989 HJ-2
03/29/89House Committed to Committee on Judiciary HJ-22
05/04/89House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-4
05/18/89House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 23, 1989 HJ-31
05/24/89House Amended HJ-35
05/24/89House Read second time HJ-36
05/25/89House Amended HJ-27
05/25/89House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-27
05/25/89Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ-23
05/30/89Senate Amended SJ-136
05/30/89Senate Read second time SJ-137
05/30/89Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-137
05/31/89Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-7
06/01/89House Debate adjourned HJ-50
06/01/89House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-89
06/14/89 Ratified R 296
06/19/89 Signed By Governor
06/19/89 Effective date 06/19/89
06/19/89 Act No. 195
06/19/89 See act for exception to or explanation of effective date
06/28/89 Copies available

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