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H*3156 (Rat #0094, Act #0061 of 2015) General Bill, By J.E. Smith, Cobb-Hunter, Whipper, Weeks and Yow
Similar (S 0006)
Summary: Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 15, TITLE 63 ENACTING THE "UNIFORM DEPLOYED PARENTS CUSTODY AND VISITATION ACT" SO AS TO ADDRESS ISSUES OF CUSTODIAL RESPONSIBILITY WHEN A PARENT IN THE UNIFORMED SERVICE IS BEING DEPLOYED; TO PROVIDE THAT A COURT MUST HAVE JURISDICTION PURSUANT TO THE UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT TO ISSUE AN ORDER UNDER THIS ARTICLE; TO REQUIRE PROMPT NOTICE OF DEPLOYMENT TO THE OTHER PARENT; TO PROVIDE THAT THE CUSTODIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF A DEPLOYING PARENT MAY BE ASSIGNED FOR THE DURATION OF THE DEPLOYMENT BY A TEMPORARY AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO BY THE PARENTS OR WITH THE DEPLOYING PARENT'S CONSENT, BY A COURT ISSUING A TEMPORARY ORDER GRANTING CUSTODIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITATIONS OF AN AGREEMENT OR COURT ORDER; TO PROVIDE FOR THE TERMINATION OF A TEMPORARY AGREEMENT OR A TEMPORARY ORDER; TO PROVIDE THAT THIS ARTICLE SUPERSEDES THE FEDERAL ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES IN GLOBAL AND NATIONAL COMMERCE ACT, EXCEPT CERTAIN PROVISIONS IN THAT ACT; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF A TEMPORARY COURT ORDER CONCERNING CUSTODIAL RESPONSIBILITY DURING DEPLOYMENT ENTERED BEFORE THIS ARTICLE'S EFFECTIVE DATE. - ratified title
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12/11/14House Prefiled
12/11/14House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/13/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 118)
01/13/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 118)
04/22/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Whipper
04/22/15House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (House Journal-page 10)
04/27/15 Scrivener's error corrected
04/28/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Yow
04/28/15House Read second time (House Journal-page 57)
04/28/15House Roll call Yeas-103 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 58)
04/29/15House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 11)
04/29/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8)
04/29/15Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 8)
05/01/15Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Coleman (ch), Shealy, Turner
05/27/15Senate Polled out of committee Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 33)
05/27/15Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 33)
05/28/15 Scrivener's error corrected
05/28/15Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 41)
05/28/15Senate Roll call Ayes-36 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 41)
06/02/15Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 23)
06/03/15 Ratified R 94
06/04/15 Signed By Governor
06/11/15 Effective date 06/04/15
06/12/15 Act No. 61



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