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EXPLANATION: clarify who is eligible to receive the critical needs workforce development initiative stipend
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 25, STATE BOARD FOR TECHNICAL & COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION, page 398, paragraph 25.5, line 28, after /field/by inserting: / and intend to work in a field or region with unmet employment demands/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 25, STATE BOARD FOR TECHNICAL & COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION, page 398, paragraph 25.5, lines 29-30, by striking /the lines in their entirety/ and inserting /areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and fields or regions with unmet employment demands shall be identified by the Department of Commerce. The conditions of the award are such that a student shall be eligible regardless of other financial assistance he or she may receive, the student must be a South Carolina resident, and awards are made per semester and are available for both credit seeking and non-credit seeking students. No student shall receive an award for more than six semesters./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.