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SenateBill Number: 790Primary Sponsor: Nell W. SmithType of Legislation: CRSubject: Convention on the Rights of the ChildDate Bill Passed both Bodies: May 05, 1992Computer Document Number: BR1/1366.ACIntroduced Date: Mar 20, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: May 05, 1992Last History Type: Received from HouseScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Nell W. SmithType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 790 Senate May 05, 1992 Received from House 790 House May 05, 1992 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 790 Senate Apr 30, 1992 Adopted, sent to House 790 Senate Apr 23, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 13 790 Senate Mar 20, 1991 Introduced, referred to 13 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
April 23, 1991
S. Printed 4/23/91--S.
Read the first time March 20, 1991.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 790), to support the United Nations "Convention on the Rights of the Child", etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
NELL W. SMITH, for Committee.
TO SUPPORT THE UNITED NATIONS "CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD" AND TO REQUEST AGENCIES PROVIDING SERVICES TO CHILDREN TO AIM TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS OF THE CONVENTION.
Whereas, children have inalienable human rights such as the right to food, shelter, health care, education, protection from abuse, and the right to develop in a safe environment free from discrimination; and
Whereas, children in the United States and throughout the world face a variety of crises that threaten their proper development; and
Whereas, children remain the subject of abuse, neglect, and exploitation; and
Whereas, there is insufficient support for the maintenance of caring and nurturing families; and
Whereas, it is the duty of government to ensure that children receive the level of support necessary for the realization of these rights; and
Whereas, on November 20, 1989, the United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt a new international treaty for the protection of children; and
Whereas, the "Convention on the Rights of the Child" details the civil and political rights of children, as well as social, economic, and cultural rights; and
Whereas, setting basic rights for children as whole persons requires rethinking programs for families and children. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina affirms its support for the "Convention on the Rights of the Child", as adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on November 20, 1989, and calls on all agencies in South Carolina, especially those concerned with the housing, nutrition, education, protection, medical care, recreation, and economic opportunity for children, to ensure that even in increasingly difficult economic times their programs aim to achieve the goals of the "Convention on the Rights of the Child".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be published in the next issue of the State Register.