Current Legislation

H 3463 General Bill Interscholastic activities

A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO NONPUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SO AS TO PROVIDE LIMITED SITUATIONS IN WHICH SEVENTH GRADE AND EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS WHO ATTEND PRIVATE SCHOOLS MAY PARTICIPATE IN HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE SPORTS OFFERED AT PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS.

H 3017 General Bill Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-104-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY FOR PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIPS, SO AS TO INCLUDE TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES AMONG INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING WHOSE STUDENTS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIPS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-149-60, RELATING TO THE DURATION OF LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS, SO AS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS MAY NOT RECEIVE LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MORE THAN SIX SEMESTERS FOR THREE-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMS. - ratified title

H 3023 General Bill Attendance requirement

A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-65-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT IN SCHOOLS, SO AS TO INCREASE FROM SEVENTEEN TO EIGHTEEN THE AGE OF THE CHILD AT WHICH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN NO LONGER HAS RESPONSIBILITY TO CAUSE THE CHILD TO ATTEND SCHOOL.

H 3031 General Bill Interscholastic activities

A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS BY HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS AND OTHERS, SO AS TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS MUST BE HOMESCHOOLED FOR A FULL ACADEMIC YEAR BEFORE THEY MAY PARTICIPATE IN SUCH INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES; AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021.

H 3080 General Bill Assessment

A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO STATEWIDE ASSESSMENTS TO MEASURE STUDENT LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT EACH TWELFTH GRADE STUDENT SHALL TAKE CERTAIN STANDARDIZED COLLEGE READINESS AND JOBS SKILLS ASSESSMENTS AND ACHIEVE A MINIMUM SCORE ON ONE SUCH ASSESSMENT TO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL, AND TO MAKE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT APPLICABLE TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GRADUATING AFTER JANUARY 1, 2022.

H 3102 General Bill Abolish the Education Oversight Committee and Commission on Higher Education

A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ABOLISH THE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION ON JULY 1, 2021, AND DEVOLVE THEIR DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS UPON THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION FOR COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION HEREAFTER CREATED; BY ADDING CHAPTER 75 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION FOR COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION AND PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, ORGANIZATION, AND FUNCTIONS INCLUDING BEING THE LEAD AGENCY TO COORDINATE AND IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 76, TITLE 59 RELATING TO THE INITIATIVES FOR LIFELONG LEARNING; AND BY ADDING CHAPTER 76 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A SEAMLESS SYSTEM OF EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES DESIGNED TO INCLUDE EVERY LEVEL OF EDUCATION FROM EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION THROUGH GRADUATE STUDIES KNOWN AS THE "P-20 EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM FOR PRESCHOOL THROUGH AGE 20".

H 3164 General Bill AP testing

A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-105 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR, PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL MAKE ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING AND CERTAIN OTHER TESTING AVAILABLE TO HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS RESIDING IN THE DISTRICT IF THE TESTS ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICTS, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED DUTIES OF SCHOOL BOARDS AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

H 3355 General Bill Palmetto Fellows and Life Scholarships, eligibility

A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-104-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CRITERIA FOR PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY, SO AS TO REMOVE MINIMUM STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES FROM SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA; TO AMEND SECTION 59-149-50, RELATING TO CRITERIA FOR LIFE SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY, SO AS TO REMOVE MINIMUM STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES FROM SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA; AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS APPLICABLE JULY 1, 2022.

H 3470 General Bill Dual enrollment

A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-59-215 SO AS TO MAKE DUAL ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BEGINNING WITH THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS THAT STUDENTS IN GRADES TEN THROUGH TWELVE MUST SATISFY TO TAKE DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES, TO MAKE LOTTERY TUITION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO SUCH STUDENTS FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDITS, AND TO PROVIDE THIS ASSISTANCE DOES NOT REQUIRE STUDENTS TO TAKE ANY MINIMUM NUMBER OF DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDITS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-104-20, RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY FOR PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIPS, SO AS TO INCLUDE TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES AMONG INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING WHOSE STUDENTS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIPS.

H 3588 General Bill LIFE scholarships

A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-149-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CRITERIA FOR LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS, SO AS TO STRENGTHEN ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, AND COMPUTER SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS OF HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS SEEKING LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS BY REQUIRING SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF CERTAIN ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS OR COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSEWORK DURING THEIR SENIOR YEARS, AND TO EXCLUDE MEMBERS OF THE 2022-2023 SENIOR CLASS FROM THESE REQUIREMENTS.

H 3925 Joint Resolution Homeschool student interscholastic participation waiver

A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF SECTION 59-63-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LIMITATIONS ON HOMESCHOOL STUDENT ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES, ARE WAVIED FOR THE 2020-2021 AND 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEARS; AND TO PROVIDE THE FOUR ACADEMIC COURSE REQUIREMENT OF SECTION 59-39-160, AND AS ALSO MAY BE PROVIDED BY REGULATION, FOR STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING SPORTS-RELATED ACTIVITIES, IS WAIVED FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND TO PROVIDE STUDENTS MUST ACHIEVE AN OVERALL PASSING AVERAGE IN AT LEAST THREE ACADEMIC COURSES AND BE ON TRACK FOR GRADUATION TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING ALL SPORTS-RELATED ACTIVITIES, FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR. - ratified title