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Public hearing set about issues concerning children

on Thursday, 24 September 2015. Posted in News, Local News

A public hearing on issues impacting the lives of South Carolina’s children will be held in Florence on Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. in the Fred C. Fore Auditorium of Florence-Darlington Tech, 2715 West Lucas Street. The hearing is being held by the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children. Persons wanting to testify in person may sign up at the hearing and will be recognized on a first come, first serve basis for a maximum of five minutes.

The Committee is seeking public input for its 2016 legislative and regulatory recommendations. The committee is chaired by Senator Mike Fair of Greenville, and consists of three state senators and three members of the House of Representatives and three members appointed by the governor. Marie M. Land of Manning, a gubernatorial appointee, represents the Pee Dee region on the committee.

Also serving on the committee are ex officio members, including State Superintendent of Education, Molly Spearman, and the directors of four child serving state agencies. Testimony is also welcomed and should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to the Committee on Children via Children’s Law Center, 1600 Hampton Street, Suite 502, Columbia, SC 29208. For further information on the Committee on Children, visit online. For further information, contact Jenny May at 803-777-4350 or at the email address above.

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