Current Status Bill Number:
4341Ratification Number: 383Act Number: 322Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960109Primary Sponsor: WilkinsAll Sponsors: Wilkins, Sandifer, Walker, Allison, Haskins, Jennings, Cain, Harrison, Witherspoon, Vaughn, Simrill, Herdklotz, Kirsh, Delleney, Cotty, Limbaugh, Richardson, Meacham, Easterday, McElveenDrafted Document Number: PT\2103AC.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960429Date of Last Amendment: 19960201Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19960521Subject: Child delinquency proceedings, parent reimbursement
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960530 Act No. A322 ------ 19960521 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19960514 Ratified R383 Senate 19960429 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960425 Read second time Senate 19960424 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19960207 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19960206 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960201 Amended, read second time House 19960131 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 19960109 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee House 19951206 Prefiled, referred to Committee 25 HJView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A322, R383, H4341)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-112, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REIMBURSEMENTS FOR COUNSEL APPOINTED FOR A CHILD IN A DELINQUENCY PROCEEDING, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT MAY ORDER THE CHILD'S PARENTS TO REIMBURSE THE INDIGENT DEFENSE FUND OR PAY THE COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Court-appointed attorney in juvenile proceeding
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-112 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 96 of 1995, is amended to read:
"Section 20-7-112. Notwithstanding Title 17, Chapter 3, Defense of Indigents, in determining indigence for the purpose of appointing legal counsel for a child in a delinquency proceeding, the court shall determine the financial ability of the child's parents to retain counsel for the child. If the court determines that the parents are able to retain counsel for the child but the parents refuse to retain counsel and the court appoints counsel, the court may order the parents to reimburse the Indigent Defense Fund or pay the court-appointed attorney in an amount to be determined by the court."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 5/21/96.