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H 3427 General Bill, By Lucas, Loftis, Allison, Stringer, Erickson, Simrill, G.R. Smith, McKnight, Robinson-Simpson, Martin, West, Long, Burns, Atwater, McCoy, Hardee, Hewitt, Fry, Jordan, Murphy, Spires, G.M. Smith, McCravy, Clemmons, McEachern, Taylor, Arrington, Johnson, Huggins, Hamilton, Elliott, Funderburk, Bales, Bannister, Blackwell, Bradley, Chumley, Clary, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, Crawford, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Forrest, Forrester, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Lowe, D.C. Moss, B. Newton, W. Newton, Pope, Quinn, S. Rivers, Ryhal, Sandifer, Tallon, Thayer, Whitmire, Anderson, Anthony, Gagnon, Parks, Pitts, Ott, King, Henegan, Willis, Yow, Williams, Jefferson, Duckworth, White, Finlay, Bernstein, J.E. Smith, Bedingfield, Felder, Bennett, Davis, Mitchell, Rutherford, Neal, Stavrinakis, Govan, Putnam, Collins, Brown, Weeks, Hosey, Bowers, V.S. Moss, Howard, Kirby, Sottile, Whipper, Norrell, Ballentine, Toole, Thigpen, Cogswell, Daning, Crosby, Knight, Wheeler and Hixon
Summary: SC Computer Science Education Initiative
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION INITIATIVE" BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-250 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE PURPOSE OF THE SECTION, TO PROVIDE THAT, BEGINNING WITH THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR, PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC CHARTER HIGH SCHOOLS SHALL OFFER CERTAIN COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSEWORK, TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ADOPT AND ENSURE IMPLEMENTATION OF GRADE-APPROPRIATE STANDARDS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE AND COMPUTATIONAL THINKING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE, TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA AND PROCESSES FOR DESIGNATING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH COMMUNITIES AND REGIONS, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS OF SUCH COMMUNITIES AND REGIONS.
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01/11/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 39)
01/11/17House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 39)
01/12/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hixon, Anderson, Anthony, Gagnon, Parks, Pitts, Ott, King, Henegan, Willis, Yow, Williams, Jefferson, Duckworth, White, Finlay, Bernstein, J.E.Smith, Bedingfield, Felder
01/17/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bennett, Davis, Mitchell, Rutherford, Neal, Stavrinakis
01/18/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Govan, Putnam, Collins, Brown, Weeks, Hosey, Bowers, V.S.Moss, Howard, Kirby, Sottile, Whipper, Norrell, Ballentine, Toole, Thigpen
01/25/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cogswell, Daning, Crosby
01/25/17House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 33)
01/25/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Knight
01/31/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Martin, Wheeler
01/31/17House Debate adjourned until Wed., 2-1-17 (House Journal-page 30)
02/01/17House Debate adjourned until Thur., 2-2-17 (House Journal-page 29)
02/02/17House Debate adjourned until Tues., 3-21-17 (House Journal-page 30)
03/21/17House Amended (House Journal-page 127)
03/21/17House Read second time (House Journal-page 127)
03/21/17House Roll call Yeas-106 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 131)
03/22/17House Read third time and sent to Senate
03/22/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4)
03/22/17Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 4)
03/22/17 Scrivener's error corrected



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