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H*3560 (Rat #0252, Act #0221 of 2016) General Bill, By Limehouse, Sottile, McCoy and Spires
Summary: Teacher dismissal hearings
    AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-25-410, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ANNUAL DEADLINE BY WHICH PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS MUST NOTIFY TEACHERS OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT STATUS FOR THE ENSUING YEAR, SO AS TO EXTEND THE DEADLINE TO MAY FIRST; TO AMEND SECTION 59-25-420, RELATING TO THE ANNUAL DEADLINE BY WHICH TEACHERS MUST NOTIFY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF THEIR ACCEPTANCE OF TEACHING CONTRACTS OFFERED BY THE DISTRICT, SO AS TO EXTEND THE DEADLINE TO MAY ELEVENTH; TO AMEND SECTION 59-25-460, RELATING TO NOTICES OF DISMISSAL AND THE CONDUCT OF RELATED PROCEEDINGS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE HEARINGS ARE EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS, TO PROVIDE THE HEARINGS MAY BE CONDUCTED BY SCHOOL BOARDS OR THEIR DESIGNEES, TO PROVIDE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR BOARD DESIGNEES, TO PROVIDE FOR PRELIMINARY MEETINGS AT WHICH PARTIES AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES MAY DISCUSS ALTERNATIVE RESOLUTIONS, TO REVISE THE PROCESS FOR DISTRICTS TO ADOPT CERTAIN POLICIES CONCERNING THEIR DISMISSAL PROCEDURES, AND TO PROVIDE MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE CONDUCT OF HEARINGS AND RELATED MATTERS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-25-470, RELATING TO THE SCHEDULING OF TEACHER DISMISSAL HEARINGS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES, TO EXTEND THE PERIOD FOR SCHEDULING HEARINGS TO FORTY-FIVE DAYS, AND TO REVISE PROCEDURES CONCERNING THE CONDUCT OF HEARINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-25-480, RELATING TO APPEALS OF BOARD DECISIONS, SO AS TO CORRECT ARCHAIC LANGUAGE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-25-490, RELATING TO DEPOSITIONS IN TEACHER DISMISSAL HEARINGS, SO AS TO CORRECT ARCHAIC LANGUAGE. - ratified title
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02/11/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 6)
02/11/15House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 6)
04/23/15House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 9)
04/28/15House Amended (House Journal-page 71)
04/28/15House Read second time (House Journal-page 71)
04/28/15House Roll call Yeas-96 Nays-3 (House Journal-page 77)
04/29/15House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 14)
04/29/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12)
04/29/15Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 12)
05/05/15Senate Recalled from Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 3)
05/05/15Senate Committee report: Majority favorable, minority unfavorable Education (Senate Journal-page 3)
05/11/16Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 18)
05/11/16Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 18)
05/11/16Senate Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 18)
05/18/16Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 38)
05/26/16House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 43)
05/26/16House Roll call Yeas-92 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 43)
06/02/16 Ratified R 252
06/03/16 Signed By Governor
06/09/16 Effective date 06/03/16
06/09/16 Act No. 221



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