SC S0234 | 2023-2024 | 125th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 9-0)
Status: Introduced on January 10 2023 - 25% progression
Action: 2023-02-08 - Scrivener's error corrected
Pending: Senate Family and Veterans Services Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #3) [HTML]


Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws, Title 63, By Adding Chapter 23 So As To Enact The Parental Bill Of Rights; By Adding Section 63-23-110 So As To Provide That Parents Have Fundamental Rights Regarding The Upbringing, Education, And Care Of Their Children; By Adding Section 63-23-120 So As To Define Necessary Terms; By Adding Section 63-23-130 So As To Provide That The Government Cannot Infringe On Fundamental Rights Of Parents Without A Compelling State Interest That Is Narrowly Tailored And That Cannot Be Achieved By A Less Intrusive Means; By Adding Section 63-23-140 So As To Provide Fundamental Rights Of Parents; By Adding Section 63-23-150 So As To Require That School Districts Should Create Parental Involvement Policies; By Adding Section 63-23-160 So As To Prohibit Health Care Providers From Soliciting Or Providing Health Care Services To Children Without Written Parental Consent; By Adding Section 63-23-170 To Provide That The Provisions Contained In This Chapter Supersede Any Matter To The Contrary Contained In A State Of Emergency; By Adding Section 63-23-180 To Provide For A Cause Of Action For Violations Of This Chapter; And By Amending Section 63-5-340, Relating To A Minor's Consent To Health Services, So As To Raise The Age At Which A Minor May Consent To Health Services.

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Parents Bill of Rights



2023-02-08 Scrivener's error corrected
2023-01-10SenateReferred to Committee on Family and Veterans' Services
2023-01-10SenateIntroduced and read first time
2022-11-30SenateReferred to Committee on Family and Veterans' Services

Same As/Similar To

H3197 (Similar To) 2023-04-26 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cromer
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
H4691 (Similar To) 2024-02-28 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: S.Jones, White, Magnuson, Harris, Pace, T.Moore

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
6323110(n/a)See Bill Text
6323120(n/a)See Bill Text
6323130(n/a)See Bill Text
6323140(n/a)See Bill Text
6323150(n/a)See Bill Text
6323160(n/a)See Bill Text
6323170(n/a)See Bill Text
6323180(n/a)See Bill Text
635340(n/a)See Bill Text

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