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3630Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990302Primary Sponsor: AllisonAll Sponsors: Allison, Littlejohn and WalkerDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\psd\7239ac99.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Child custody, child not to be placed in custody, relative care, adoptive placement, etc. with certain persons; MinorsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19990302 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-1642, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROHIBITING FOSTER CARE PLACEMENT WITH CERTAIN PERSONS, SO AS TO EXPAND PROHIBITED PLACEMENTS TO INCLUDE CUSTODY, RELATIVE CARE, ADOPTIVE PLACEMENT, OR GUARDIANSHIP.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-1642 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 391 of 1998, is further amended to read:
"Section 20-7-1642. (A) No child may be placed in foster care custody, relative care, adoptive placement, or guardianship with a person:
(1) with a substantiated history of child abuse or neglect; or
(2) who has pled guilty or nolo contendere to or who has been convicted of:
(a) an 'Offense Against the Person' as provided for in Chapter 3, Title 16;
(b) an 'Offense Against Morality or Decency' as provided for in Chapter 15, Title 16;
(c) contributing to the delinquency of a minor as provided for in Section 16-17-490;
(d) the common law offense of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature when the victim was a person seventeen years of age or younger;
(e) criminal domestic violence, as defined in Section 16-25-20;
(f) criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, as defined in Section 16-25-65;
(g) a felony drug-related offense under the laws of this State.
(B) A person who has been convicted of a criminal offense similar in nature to a crime enumerated in subsection (A) when the crime was committed in another jurisdiction or under federal law is subject to the restrictions set out in this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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