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H*3905 (Rat #0319, Act #0275 of 2014) General Bill, By Loftis, H.A. Crawford, Brannon, Daning, Crosby, Munnerlyn, J.R. Smith, Burns, Dillard, V.S. Moss, Pope, Powers Norrell, Ridgeway, Rivers, Simrill, Toole, Wood, W.J. McLeod and Cobb-Hunter
Summary: Back to Basics in Education Act of 2013
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "BACK TO BASICS IN EDUCATION ACT OF 2014" BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-15 SO AS TO REQUIRE CURSIVE WRITING AND MEMORIZATION OF MULTIPLICATION TABLES AS SUBJECTS OF INSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO REQUIRE STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCE IN EACH SUBJECT BEFORE COMPLETION OF THE FIFTH GRADE, TO PROVIDE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL ASSIST THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN IDENTIFYING THE MOST APPROPRIATE MEANS FOR INTEGRATING THIS REQUIREMENT INTO THEIR EXISTING CURRICULUMS AND RECOMMEND CURSIVE WRITING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR INCLUSION ON THE APPROVED STATE TEXTBOOK ADOPTION LIST, AND TO MAKE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT APPLICABLE BEGINNING WITH THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR. - ratified title
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04/09/13House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 52)
04/09/13House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 52)
03/19/14House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.J.McLeod
04/01/14House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cobb-Hunter
04/02/14House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 108)
04/10/14House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Anthony, KR Crawford, Clyburn, Hayes, Vick, Merrill, Tallon, Gilliard, Robinson-Simpson (House Journal-page 42)
04/10/14House Requests for debate removed-Rep(s). Anthony, KR Crawford, Tallon, Robinson-Simpson, Hayes, Clyburn, Merrill (House Journal-page 105)
04/10/14House Amended (House Journal-page 105)
04/10/14House Read second time (House Journal-page 105)
04/10/14House Roll call Yeas-92 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 107)
04/10/14House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 108)
04/11/14House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 3)
04/15/14Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 11)
04/15/14Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 11)
05/29/14Senate Committee report: Majority favorable with amend., minority unfavorable Education (Senate Journal-page 43)
06/04/14Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 27)
06/04/14Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 27)
06/04/14Senate Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 27)
06/05/14Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 24)
06/05/14House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 116)
06/05/14House Roll call Yeas-92 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 116)
06/09/14 Ratified R 319
06/09/14 Signed By Governor
06/13/14 Effective date See Act for Effective Date
06/26/14 Act No. 275



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