SC H3197 | 2023-2024 | 125th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 27-0)
Status: Introduced on January 10 2023 - 25% progression
Action: 2023-04-26 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cromer
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Chapter 23 To Title 63 So As To Provide That Parents Have Fundamental Rights Regarding The Upbringing, Education, And Care Of Their Children; To Define Necessary Terms; To Limit The Ability Of The Government To Infringe On Parental Rights; To Identify Certain Fundamental Rights Of Parents; To Require That School Districts Create Parental Involvement Policies; To Prohibit Care Providers From Soliciting Or Providing Health Care Services To Children Without Written Parental Consent; To Provide That The Chapter's Provisions Supersede State Of Emergency Declarations; To Create A Cause Of Action For Violations Of This Chapter; And By Amending Section 63-5-340, Relating To The Age At Which A Minor May Consent To Health Services, So As To Raise The Age To Eighteen.

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Parental Bill of Rights



2023-04-26HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Cromer
2023-02-21HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Vaughan
2023-01-31HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliam, Bustos, Landing
2023-01-26HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Murphy, Gatch, Robbins, Brewer
2023-01-19HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Oremus
2023-01-18HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: M.M.Smith, Davis, B.L.Cox
2023-01-17HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Nutt, S.Jones
2023-01-12HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Magnuson
2023-01-11HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Hartnett
2023-01-10HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2023-01-10HouseIntroduced and read first time
2022-12-08HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

S0234 (Similar To) 2023-02-08 - Scrivener's error corrected
H3485 (Similar To) 2023-02-07 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ligon, Guffey, Hixon, B.Newton, Forrest
S0743 (Similar To) 2023-04-19 - Referred to Committee on Family and Veterans' Services

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
635340(n/a)See Bill Text

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