Current Status Bill Number:
3382Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950125Primary Sponsor: KeyserlingAll Sponsors: Keyserling, Cobb-Hunter, Inabinett, Lloyd, White, Hutson, Shissias, Cave, Moody-Lawrence, Thomas, Stuart, T. Brown, J. Harris, Klauber, Richardson, Byrd and DelleneyDrafted Document Number: BR1\18053AC.95Companion Bill Number: 3469Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee 27 H3MSubject: HIV testing, marriage license applicants
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950125 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 20-1-225 SO AS TO REQUIRE MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICANTS TO PRESENT CERTIFICATES STATING THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN A STANDARD SEROLOGIC TEST FOR SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES INCLUDING HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) INFECTION AND PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATE AND PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 20-1-225. (A) A person who applies for a marriage license shall present to the probate judge, or in Darlington and Georgetown counties the clerk of court, a certificate signed by a physician licensed pursuant to Chapter 47 of Title 40 or licensed in a state or United States territory to practice medicine which states that the applicant has been given a standard serologic test for sexually transmitted diseases including, but not limited to, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and signed by the person the applicant desires to marry as witnessed by the physician. The test must be made within thirty days before the application for a license.
(B) The certificate of the physician must be on a form provided and distributed by the Department of Health and Environmental Control or by the state health department of another state having laws requiring a serologic test before marriage.
(C) A probate judge or clerk of court who issues a marriage license to a person who fails to present a certificate as required by this section and an applicant for a marriage license or a physician who knowingly and wilfully makes a false statement in a certificate is guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon conviction, the person must be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.