Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4767Ratification Number: 604Act Number: 512Primary Sponsor: NeilsonType of Legislation: GBSubject: Parents have access to minor's recordsDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940525Computer Document Number: CYY/15726AC.94Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940831Introduced Date: 19940217Date of Last Amendment: 19940505Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940831Last History Type: Act No. 512Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Neilson Rogers Whipper Hallman Gonzales Sturkie Quinn Littlejohn Govan McKay Hines McCraw Fulmer Cobb-Hunter J. Bailey G. Bailey Walker J. Harris Beatty Phillips Vaughn Davenport Rudnick Richardson Canty D. Wilder Stille Spearman Thomas Breeland Scott Moody-Lawrence Inabinett Riser Waites Koon Harrison CorningType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4767 ------ 19940831 Act No. 512 4767 ------ 19940831 Signed by Governor 4767 ------ 19940602 Ratified R 604 4767 Senate 19940525 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 4767 Senate 19940524 Read second time 4767 Senate 19940518 Committee Report: Favorable 11 4767 Senate 19940511 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to Committee 4767 House 19940510 Read third time, sent to Senate 4767 House 19940505 Amended, read second time 4767 House 19940420 Committee Report: Favorable 25 with amendment 4767 House 19940217 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A512, R604, H4767)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF PARENTS IN REGARD TO THEIR MINOR CHILDREN, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PARENTS HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO EDUCATIONAL AND MEDICAL RECORDS OF THEIR MINOR CHILDREN; TO DELETE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE DETERMINATION OF GUARDIANSHIP AND THE COMMON-LAW OBLIGATION TO SUPPORT CHILDREN; AND TO DELETE PROVISIONS THAT PROHIBIT A MOTHER'S LIABILITY FOR SUPPORTING HER CHILDREN FROM BEING INCREASED UNDER THIS SECTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Parental equality of rights, responsibilities, and duties; equal access to records
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-100 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 20-7-100. The mother and father are the joint natural guardians of their minor children and are equally charged with the welfare and education of their minor children and the care and management of the estates of their minor children; and the mother and father have equal power, rights, and duties, and neither parent has any right paramount to the right of the other concerning the custody of the minor or the control of the services or the earnings of the minor or any other matter affecting the minor. Each parent, whether the custodial or noncustodial parent of the child, has equal access and the same right to obtain all educational records and medical records of their minor children. Neither parent shall forcibly take a child from the guardianship of the parent legally entitled to custody of the child."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 31st day of August, 1994.