Current Status Bill Number:
3101Ratification Number: 323Act Number: 287Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: ShissiasAll Sponsors: Shissias, Cromer, Wells, Kelley, Richardson, Gamble, Lloyd, Spearman and PhillipsDrafted Document Number: DKA\3533AC.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960328Date of Last Amendment: 19950419Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960506Subject: Child support enforcement
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960515 Act No. A287 ------ 19960506 Signed by Governor ------ 19960430 Ratified R323 Senate 19960328 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960213 Read second time Senate 19950510 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19950425 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19950420 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950419 Amended, read second time House 19950405 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 19950110 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee House 19941214 Prefiled, referred to Committee 25 HJView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A287, R323, H3101)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-420, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION OF FAMILY COURT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CHILD SUPPORT MUST BE ORDERED WHEN A CHILD IS PAST AGE EIGHTEEN BUT BEFORE AGE NINETEEN WHEN THE CHILD IS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND MAKING PROGRESS TOWARD COMPLETING HIGH SCHOOL AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Conditions for extending child support past age eighteen
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-420(17) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(17) To make all orders for support run until further order of the court, except that orders for child support run until the child is eighteen years of age or until the child is married or becomes self-supporting, as determined by the court, whichever occurs first or to provide for child support past the age of eighteen years if the child is in high school and is making satisfactory progress toward completion of high school, not to exceed the nineteenth birthday unless exceptional circumstances are found to exist or unless there is a preexisting agreement or order to provide for child support past the age of eighteen years; and in the discretion of the court, to provide for child support past age eighteen where there are physical or mental disabilities of the child or other exceptional circumstances that warrant the continuation of child support beyond age eighteen for as long as the physical or mental disabilities or exceptional circumstances continue."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 6th day of May, 1996.