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HouseBill Number: 3163Ratification Number: 69Act Number: 196Primary Sponsor: Cobb-HunterType of Legislation: JRSubject: Joint Legislative Committee on Children and FamiliesCompanion Bill Number: 237Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930318Computer Document Number: 436/12826AC.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19930423Introduced Date: 19930119Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19930423Last History Type: Act No. 196Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Cobb-Hunter Waites Harwell Wofford Rogers Stille Baxley Byrd Thomas Mattos McMahand Littlejohn Whipper Canty Hines Gonzales Simrill Wright Harvin McTeer J. Harris Meacham ShissiasType of Legislation: Joint Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3163 ------ 19930423 Act No. 196 3163 ------ 19930423 Signed by Governor 3163 ------ 19930420 Ratified R 69 3163 Senate 19930318 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3163 Senate 19930317 Read second time 3163 Senate 19930316 Committee Report: Favorable 08 3163 Senate 19930303 Introduced, read first time, 08 referred to Committee 3163 House 19930302 Read third time, sent to Senate 3163 House 19930225 Read second time 3163 House 19930224 Committee Report: Favorable 27 3163 House 19930119 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A196, R69, H3163)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO RENAME THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.
Whereas, children are the cornerstones of our future, our greatest natural resource; and
Whereas, in order to do our best for our children and to maximize our efforts and their potential for a sound and promising future, we must not narrowly define issues of children but rather we must view and address them in their natural setting, the family; and
Whereas, addressing the issues of children means addressing the issues of families; many of the needs of children and of families are closely interwoven if not inseparable; some of these basic needs are for shelter, food, clothing, and health care; and
Whereas, these needs are critical to survival in our society and must be guaranteed as a right and not considered a privilege if we are truly to prepare these children adequately for the future; and
Whereas, the South Carolina General Assembly has been a leader in the country in many ways in children's issues; since 1969, the General Assembly has had a study committee, the Joint Legislative Committee on Children, dedicated to studying issues relating to children and their welfare, and South Carolina was the first state to compile the laws affecting children into a comprehensive "Children's Code"; and
Whereas, this committee and the valuable contributions it has made in addressing the needs of children has made a significant impact on families, a natural and logical result of committee action, and this should be broadly embraced and fully integrated into the work of the committee; and
Whereas, it is therefore proper and fitting that this legislative committee reflect the results of its efforts and the natural expansion of its mission in the committee name. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Committee name changed
SECTION 1. The Joint Legislative Committee on Children, created in 1969 by H. 1772 under the name of the Committee to Further Study the Statutes of the State Relating to Divorce, Separation of Married People, Neglected and Delinquent Children and to Consider the Feasibility of Establishing Family Courts on a statewide basis was renamed the Joint Legislative Committee on Children in 1979 by S. 456 and continued annually in the appropriations act as the Joint Legislative Committee on Children, is renamed the Joint Legislative Committee on Children and Families.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 23rd day of April, 1993.