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H 3701 General Bill, By Putnam, Whipper, Brown, Knight, Henegan and Henderson-Myers
Summary: Foster Care
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-7-735 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO INFORM A RELATIVE WITH WHOM A CHILD MAY BE PLACED OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE LICENSED AS A FOSTER PARENT, INCLUDING THE LICENSURE PROCESS AND BENEFITS OF BEING LICENSED AS A FOSTER PARENT, AND TO REQUIRE THE COURT TO MAKE CERTAIN FINDINGS BEFORE SIGNING AN ORDER APPROVING PLACEMENT OF A CHILD WITH A RELATIVE WHO IS NOT A LICENSED FOSTER PARENT; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-650, RELATING IN PART TO THE DEPARTMENT MAKING AN INTERIM PLACEMENT OF A CHILD WITH A RELATIVE INSTEAD OF TAKING CUSTODY OF A CHILD, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO EXPLAIN TO THE RELATIVE ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME LICENSED AS A KINSHIP FOSTER PARENT IF THE CHILD IS UNABLE TO RETURN HOME; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-2320, RELATING TO THE KINSHIP FOSTER PROGRAM, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO WAIVE CERTAIN NONSAFETY LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS WHEN LICENSING A RELATIVE AS A FOSTER PARENT AND TO INDICATE THE PREFERENCE FOR PLACING A CHILD WITH A RELATIVE; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-2330, RELATING TO PLACEMENT OF A CHILD WITH A RELATIVE AS PART OF A REMOVAL ACTION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO INFORM THE RELATIVE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE LICENSED AS A FOSTER PARENT, INCLUDING THE LICENSURE PROCESS AND BENEFITS OF BEING SO LICENSED; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-2350, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON FOSTER CARE PLACEMENTS, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE PROCESS THE DEPARTMENT MUST FOLLOW TO DETERMINE WHETHER A PERSON HAS COMMITTED A CRIME THAT MAKES THE PERSON INELIGIBLE TO BE A FOSTER PARENT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 43-1-210, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEPARTMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE REPORTING OF KINSHIP CARE DATA.
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02/08/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 29)
02/08/17House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 29)
05/04/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Whipper, Brown
05/09/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Knight, Henegan
01/23/18House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 14)
01/24/18 Scrivener's error corrected
01/25/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson-Myers
01/25/18House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Delleney, Bannister, Hill, Hosey, Mack, Whitmire, Ott, Crawford, Anderson, Caskey, Weeks, Davis, Alexander, Kirby, Pope, Bryant, Brown, Fry, GR Smith (House Journal-page 41)
01/25/18House Amended (House Journal-page 56)
01/25/18House Read second time (House Journal-page 56)
01/25/18House Roll call Yeas-101 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 61)
01/25/18House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 62)
01/26/18 Scrivener's error corrected
01/26/18House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 2)
01/30/18Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6)
01/30/18Senate Referred to Committee on General (Senate Journal-page 6)



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