Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3714Ratification Number: 221Act Number: 150Primary Sponsor: HodgesType of Legislation: GBSubject: Child support action, fee for service of processDate Bill Passed both Bodies: May 30, 1991Computer Document Number: JIC/5454.HCGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Jun 12, 1991Introduced Date: Mar 21, 1991Date of Last Amendment: May 23, 1991Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Jun 12, 1991Last History Type: Act No. 150Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: HodgesType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3714 ------ Jun 12, 1991 Act No. 150 3714 ------ Jun 12, 1991 Signed by Governor 3714 ------ Jun 06, 1991 Ratified R 221 3714 House May 30, 1991 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 3714 Senate May 27, 1991 Read third time, returned with amendment 3714 Senate May 23, 1991 Amended, read second time 3714 Senate May 22, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 11 with amendment 3714 Senate May 21, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to Committee 3714 House May 17, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3714 House May 16, 1991 Unanimous consent for third reading on next Legislative day 3714 House May 16, 1991 Amended, read second time 3714 House May 09, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 25 with amendment 3714 House Mar 21, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A150, R221, H3714)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-1440, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FEES, COSTS, AND ALLOWANCES ALLOWED IN DELINQUENCY, DEPENDENCY, AND NEGLECT ACTIONS IN FAMILY COURT, SO AS TO ALLOW FOR A FEE FOR THE SERVICE OF PROCESS IN CONNECTION WITH A TITLE IV-D CHILD SUPPORT ACTION PURSUANT TO A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO BY THE SHERIFF OR CLERK OF COURT AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OF FEDERAL MATCHING FUNDS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of Section 20-7-1440 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"In delinquency, dependency, and neglect actions, no court fee may be charged against, and no witness fee is allowed to a party to a petition. No officer of this State or of a political subdivision of this State may receive a fee for the service of process or for attendance in court in the proceeding, except that in divorce proceedings the officer is allowed the fee provided by law and except when the sheriff or clerk of court has entered into a cooperative agreement with the South Carolina Department of Social Services pursuant to Title IV-D of the Social Security Act for the reimbursement of federal matching funds. All other persons acting under orders of the court may be paid for services or service of process the fees provided by law for like services in cases before the circuit court, to be paid from the appropriation provided when the allowances are certified to by the judge."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 12th day of June, 1991.