Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4804Primary Sponsor: ShissiasCommittee Number: 08Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Paternity voluntary acknowledgmentsResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: General CommitteeComputer Document Number: PT/22308AC.94Introduced Date: 19940223Date of Last Amendment: 19940427Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19940503Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Shissias Cromer Cobb-Hunter Mattos Inabinett McElveen Wells Neal Hutson Wofford GovanType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 4804 Senate 19940503 Introduced, read first time, 08 referred to Committee 4804 House 19940428 Read third time, sent to Senate 4804 House 19940427 Amended, read second time 4804 House 19940412 Committee Report: Favorable 27 with amendment 4804 House 19940223 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
April 27, 1994
Introduced by REPS. Shissias, Cromer, Cobb-Hunter, Mattos, Inabinett, McElveen, Wells, Neal, Hutson, Wofford and Govan
S. Printed 4/27/94--H.
Read the first time February 23, 1994.
TO AMEND SECTION 43-5-590, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES UNDER ITS APPROVED CHILD SUPPORT PLAN, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DEVELOP AND DISTRIBUTE MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES TO HOSPITALS FOR USE IN OBTAINING VOLUNTARY PATERNITY ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ON NEWBORNS, AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO GROUNDS FOR DENYING, REVOKING, OR SUSPENDING HOSPITAL LICENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE AS AN ADDITIONAL GROUND THE FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING VOLUNTARY PATERNITY ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 44-7-77. The Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the Department of Social Services, in conjunction with the South Carolina Hospital Association, shall develop and implement a program to promote obtaining the voluntary acknowledgments of paternity before a newborn is released from the hospital."
SECTION 2. Section 20-7-956(6) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(6) A verified voluntary acknowledgment of paternity which creates a rebuttable presumption of the putative father's paternity.
(6)(7) Any other relevant and competent evidence deemed admissible in the discretion of the court."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.