House Education and Public Works Committee

N O T I C E

New meeting time: 2:30 pm

March 12, 2014

HOUSE EDUCATION & PUBLIC WORKS FULL COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
ROOM 433 BLATT BUILDING
The meeting will held 1.5 hours after adjournment of the House

  1. Call to Order ... Chairman Phil Owens

  2. Invocation ... Chairman Phil Owens

  3. Transportation Subcommittee ... Rep. Joe Daning, Sub Chair

    H. 4386 -- Reps. Bowen, Gilliard, Felder, Southard and Kennedy: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 56-5-3890 AND 56-5-3897 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO USE A COMMUNICATION DEVICE WHILE DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF MONIES COLLECTED FROM FINES ASSOCIATED WITH VIOLATIONS OF THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-720, RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT OF POINTS AGAINST A PERSON'S DRIVING RECORD FOR CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT POINTS MUST BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE DRIVING RECORD OF A PERSON CONVICTED OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2920, RELATING TO RECKLESS DRIVING, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT RECKLESS DRIVING INCLUDES TEXTING WHILE DRIVING WHEN BODILY INJURY OCCURS.
    FAVORABLE, AS AMENDED 2/26/14

  4. Without Reference ... Chairman Phil Owens

    H. 4646 -- Reps. Bingham, Allison, Anthony and Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-48-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EX OFFICIO MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GOVERNORS SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PROVOST OR VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS WHO MUST SERVE AS AN EX OFFICIO MEMBER MAY DESIGNATE A PERSON TO SERVE IN HIS PLACE.

  5. K-12 Subcommittee ... Rep. Andy Patrick, Sub Chair

    H. 3994 -- Reps. Patrick, Owens and Rivers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA READ TO SUCCEED ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 155 TO TITLE 59, TO ESTABLISH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION THE SOUTH CAROLINA READ TO SUCCEED OFFICE TO IMPLEMENT A COMPREHENSIVE, SYSTEMIC APPROACH TO READING WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES, TO PROVIDE OBLIGATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROGRAM, AND TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
    FAVORABLE, AS AMENDED, 2/4/14

    H. 4413 -- Reps. Limehouse, Sottile, Taylor and Sabb: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "REPORT-A-BULLY IN SCHOOL WEBSITE ACT"; BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-145 SO AS TO PROVIDE EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL DEVELOP A WEBSITE THROUGH WHICH A PERSON MAY ANONYMOUSLY REPORT ACTS OF HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, OR BULLYING OF A STUDENT AT SCHOOL; TO PROVIDE THE DISTRICT SHALL RESPOND TO COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY MEANS OF THE WEBSITE IN A CERTAIN MANNER; TO IMPOSE RELATED REPORTING REQUIREMENTS ON THE DISTRICT; TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL DEVELOP RELATED GUIDELINES; AND TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION RECEIVED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.
    FAVORABLE, AS AMENDED, 2/25/14

    Regulation Document #4391 ... State Board of Education ... School Superintendant Compensation & Benefits/Expenses
    RECEIVED APPROVAL, 3/6/14

    Regulation Document #4396 ... State Board of Education ... Utilization of General Teacher Certification
    RECEIVED APPROVAL, 3/6/14

    Regulation Document #4401 ... State Board of Education ... Accreditation Standards Filed
    RECEIVED APPROVAL, 3/6/14

    Regulation Document #4405 ... State Board of Education ... Operation and Funding of Teacher Training Courses in Mathematics, Science
    RECEIVED APPROVAL, 3/6/14 ... Reading and Computer Education

    Regulation Document #4409 ... State Board of Education ... Teacher Grants
    RECEIVED APPROVAL, 3/6/14

    Regulation Document #4397 ... State Board of Education ... School Admission
    RECEIVED APPROVAL, 3/6/14

    Regulation Document #4403 ... State Board of Education ... Displaying the Flag
    RECEIVED APPROVAL, 3/6/14

    Regulation Document #4400 ... State Board of Education ... Accreditation Criteria
    RECEIVED APPROVAL, 3/6/14

    Regulation Document #4404 ... State Board of Education ... Minimum Standards of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Enforcement Procedures
    RECEIVED APPROVAL, 3/6/14 ... to the Implemented by Local School Districts

    Regulation Document #4420 ... State Board of Education ... Adult Education Program
    RECEIVED APPROVAL, 3/6/14

    Regulation Document #4406 ... State Board of Education ... Requirements for Certification at the Advanced Level
    RECOMMEND WITHDRAW & RESUBMIT, 3/6/14

    Regulation Document #4408 ... State Board of Education ... Student Attendance
    RECOMMEND WITHDRAW & RESUBMIT, 3/6/14

    Regulation Document #4392 ... State Board of Education ... Interscholastic Activities
    RECEIVED DISAPPROVAL, 3/6/14

    H. 3435 -- Reps. Skelton, Horne, J.E. Smith, Cobb-Hunter, K.R. Crawford and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-32-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING THE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION ACT, SO AS TO AMEND EXISTING DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-32-20, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION PROVIDE AN INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT IN COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION TO LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THIS UNIT BE PROVIDED BIENNIALLY; TO AMEND SECTION 59-32-30, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS IMPLEMENT COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS, SO AS TO PROVIDE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH INSTRUCTION BE MEDICALLY ACCURATE IN ADDITION TO EXISTING REQUIREMENTS, TO CHANGE THE GRADE LEVELS IN WHICH THE INSTRUCTION MUST BE OFFERED, TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION, TO PROVIDE THAT IF A LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD DOES NOT REVIEW AND SELECT AN INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT IN COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION IN A CERTAIN MANNER, THEY MUST USE THE UNIT OFFERED BY THE STATE BOARD, AND TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT INSTRUCTION IN PREGNANCY PREVENTION EDUCATION BE PRESENTED SEPARATELY TO MALE AND FEMALE STUDENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-32-40, RELATING TO STAFF DEVELOPMENT, SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR TEACHERS OF COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND PREGNANCY PREVENTION INSTRUCTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-32-60, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REPORT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ACT, SO AS TO REQUIRE EACH DISTRICT REPORT ITS COMPLIANCE IN A CERTAIN MANNER AND THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL COMPILE AND PROVIDE A SUMMARY OF THESE REPORTS TO SPECIFIC RECIPIENTS.
    UNFAVORABLE, 2/25/14

    The presentation order as indicated above does not necessarily reflect the order in which these bills will be addressed. Other bills may be added as necessary,


    Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 2:07 P.M.