Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3850Ratification Number: 513Act Number: 433Primary Sponsor: SmithType of Legislation: GBSubject: Local child protective agencyDate Bill Passed both Bodies: May 21, 1992Computer Document Number: BBM/9334.ALGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Jun 01, 1992Introduced Date: Apr 11, 1991Date of Last Amendment: May 14, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Jun 01, 1992Last History Type: Signed by GovernorScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: SmithType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3850 ------ Jun 01, 1992 Act No. 433 3850 ------ Jun 01, 1992 Signed by Governor 3850 ------ May 27, 1992 Ratified R 513 3850 House May 21, 1992 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 3850 Senate May 19, 1992 Read third time, returned to House with amendment 3850 Senate May 14, 1992 Amended, read second time 3850 Senate May 07, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 11 with amendment 3850 Senate Feb 12, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to Committee 3850 House Feb 11, 1992 Read third time, sent to Senate 3850 House Feb 06, 1992 Read second time 3850 House Feb 05, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 25 3850 House Apr 11, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A433, R513, H3850)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-650, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DUTIES OF A LOCAL CHILD PROTECTIVE AGENCY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FACTS INDICATING A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL LAW BE REPORTED TO APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS AND AN INCIDENT REPORT FILED, AND WHEN FACTS INDICATE SEXUAL ABUSE, LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MUST BE NOTIFIED WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS AND AN INCIDENT REPORT FILED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Report of criminal activity by child protective agency
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-650(K) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(K) The agency shall cooperate with law enforcement agencies and the circuit solicitor within the area it serves and establish procedures as it considers necessary to facilitate the referral of child protection cases to the child protective services agency. Where the facts indicating abuse or neglect also appear to indicate a violation of criminal law, the agency shall notify the appropriate law enforcement agency of those facts within twenty-four hours of the agency's finding for the purposes of police investigation. The law enforcement agency must file a formal incident report at the time it is notified of such finding. When the intake report is of sexual abuse, the agency shall notify the appropriate law enforcement agency within twenty-four hours of receipt of the report to determine if a joint investigation is necessary. The law enforcement agency must file a formal incident report at the time it is notified of the alleged sexual abuse."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 1st day of June, 1992.