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H*3919 (Rat #0170) General Bill, By Owens, Bowen, Patrick, Taylor, Anderson, Allison, Brannon, Loftis, Ballentine, Rivers, Huggins, Knight, Simrill, King, Willis, Whitmire, McCoy, Anthony, Crosby, Neal, Clyburn, Barfield, Bedingfield, R.L. Brown, Cobb-Hunter, George, Hayes, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Lucas, Pope, Putnam, G.R. Smith, Wells, Wood, Whipper, Mitchell, Robinson-Simpson and Dillard
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Summary: Exit exam requirement to graduate high school
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-18-325 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL STUDENTS ENTERING THE ELEVENTH GRADE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015 AND SUBSEQUENT YEARS MUST BE ADMINISTERED A COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS ASSESSMENT AND A WORKKEYS ASSESSMENT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ACCEPTABLE USES OF THESE ASSESSMENTS RESULTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-310, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE EXIT EXAM REQUIRED FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THIS REQUIREMENT FOR STUDENTS BEGINNING WITH THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2015, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES THAT FORMER PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO DID NOT GRADUATE OR RECEIVE A DIPLOMA SOLELY FOR FAILING THIS EXIT EXAM MAY PETITION BY JANUARY 31, 2015 TO OBTAIN A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, TO REQUIRE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ADVERTISE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PETITION PROCESS TO THE PUBLIC IN A CERTAIN MANNER, TO PROVIDE RELATED REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND THE DEPARTMENT, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO REMOVE ANY CONFLICTING REQUIREMENTS AND PROMULGATE REGULATIONS WITH CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-950, RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT REPORT CARDS, SECTION 59-48-35, RELATING TO THE GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS, AND SECTION 59-139-60, RELATING TO ASSESSMENTS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE, ALL SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES. - ratified title
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04/10/13House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 5)
04/10/13House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 5)
04/17/13House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Whipper
04/24/13House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 127)
04/30/13House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Mitchell, Robinson-Simpson, Dillard
04/30/13House Amended (House Journal-page 94)
04/30/13House Read second time (House Journal-page 94)
04/30/13House Roll call Yeas-100 Nays-10 (House Journal-page 96)
05/01/13House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 8)
05/01/13Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
05/01/13Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 5)
05/01/13 Scrivener's error corrected
03/18/14Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education (Senate Journal-page 7)
03/26/14Senate Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted (Senate Journal-page 58)
03/27/14 Scrivener's error corrected
03/27/14Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 23)
03/27/14Senate Roll call Ayes-45 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 23)
04/01/14Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 16)
04/02/14 Scrivener's error corrected
04/02/14Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 15)
04/09/14House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 55)
04/09/14House Roll call Yeas-102 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 56)
04/10/14 Ratified R 170
04/14/14 Signed By Governor



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