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Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 340, after line 29, by adding the following appropriately numbered paragraph:
/ 1.___. (SDE: Federal Funds) The State Superintendent of
Education is required to accept any federal funds available to
South Carolina which are distributed to this State on a
nonmatching basis through his office or the State Department of
Beginning July 1, 2012, the State Superintendent of Education is required to notify each house of the General Assembly through their presiding officers, the Chairman of the House Education and Public Works Committee, and the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee of those federal funding opportunties to which this paragraph applies made available to the State since his last report.
Any citizen of this State is conferred legal standing to bring a writ of mandamus in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel the State Superintendent of Education to comply with the provisions of this paragraph, and if that citizen is deemed to be the prevailing party in an action, he is entitled also to costs and attorney fees. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.