The Committee on Children will conduct Public Hearings in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston during the month of November, 2014.

Monday, November 10, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Greenville County Chambers
301 University Ridge, Greenville, SC 29601
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Joint Committee on Children Meeting (no testimony taken during this hour)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Focused public hearing on family childcare homes and four hour exemption to childcare facilities (only testimony related to family childcare homes and the four hour exemption will be heard during this hour)
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. General public hearing (testimony on any topic welcomed and encouraged during this time)
Bill Rogers Community Connection Center
Department of Juvenile Justice
4900 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, SC 29406
The College Center in the 920 Building
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All citizens and persons representing organizations for children are invited to testify. Persons wishing to testify shall sign up at the public hearings. Time allotted for each speaker will be five minutes, unless time allows longer. If multiple speakers are present representing a single organization or field, in the interest of time, speakers may be asked to choose a spokesperson to testify.

A person seeking to be heard beyond the time allotted may be asked to submit remaining testimony in writing.

The public is also invited to submit written testimony by email by completing this form and clicking "submit" or by mail to:

Committee on Children Public Hearings
c/o The Children's Law Center
1600 Hampton St., Suite 502
Columbia, SC 29208

All testimony that is submitted by mail or email will be considered by the Committee on Children with the testimony it receives at the public hearings. Written comments must be submitted no later than December 1, 2014. For more information, please call the Children's Law Center at (803) 777-1646.

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