Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4084Primary Sponsor: RogersCommittee Number: 27Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Child supportResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: DKA/4572AL.93Introduced Date: 19930414Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930414Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: RogersType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 4084 House 19930414 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-1340, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PAYMENT FOR SUPPORT OR TREATMENT OF CHILD, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SOLICITOR MAY PETITION THE COURT TO ORDER THE PARENTS OF A CHILD WHO IS COMMITTED BY THE COURT TO THE CUSTODY OTHER THAN THAT OF HIS PARENTS OR WHO IS GIVEN MEDICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, OR PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT UNDER ORDER OF THE COURT TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT WHEN THE CHILD IS COMMITTED TO OR DETAINED IN THE CUSTODY OF A COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY OR THE DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES; TO REQUIRE THE COURT IN MAKING ITS DETERMINATION WHETHER TO ORDER CHILD SUPPORT TO CONSIDER THE CONDUCT OF THE PARENT IN SUPERVISING AND PROVIDING CARE FOR THE CHILD; AND TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-2180, RELATING TO THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHILD COMMITTED TO CUSTODY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL EXPENSES OF A CHILD COMMITTED TO THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES ARE BORNE BY THE STATE EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-1340 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 20-7-1340. Whenever a child is committed by the court to custody other than that of his parents, or is given medical, psychological, or psychiatric treatment under order of the court, and no provision is otherwise made by law for the support of such child or payment for such treatment, compensation for the care and treatment of such child, when approved by order of the court, shall be subject to whatever provision may be made (for the financing of indigents) by the county where such child is a resident. the solicitor of the county may petition the court to order the parents of the child to pay child support when the child is committed to or detained in the custody of a county detention facility or the Department of Youth Services. The court may, after giving the parent a reasonable opportunity to be heard, may order and decree that such the parent shall pay, in such a manner as the court may direct directs such sum an amount within his ability to pay as to cover in whole or in part the support and treatment of such the child. In making its determination whether to order child support, the court shall consider the conduct of the parent in supervising and providing care for the child. If the parent shall wilfully fail or refuse fails or refuses to pay such the sum, the court may proceed against him or her as for contempt."
SECTION 2. Section 20-7-2180 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 20-7-2180. From the time of lawful reception of any a child by the Board of Youth Services and during his stay in custody in a correctional institution operated by the department, he shall be is under the exclusive care, custody, and control of the board. All expenses shall be are borne by the State except as the expenses otherwise are provided by law."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.