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H*4521 (Rat #0304, Act #0265 of 2016) General Bill, By Putnam, Burns, Loftis, Felder, Taylor, Whipper and R.L. Brown
Summary: Tucker Hipps Transparency Act
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "TUCKER HIPPS TRANSPARENCY ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 59-101-210 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR, PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, EXCLUDING TECHNICAL COLLEGES, SHALL MAINTAIN REPORTS OF ACTUAL FINDINGS OF CERTAIN MISCONDUCT BY MEMBERS OF FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES FORMALLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTITUTION, TO SPECIFY INFORMATION THAT MUST BE INCLUDED AND MUST BE EXCLUDED, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR UPDATING AND PRESERVING REPORTS, TO PROVIDE INSTITUTIONS SHALL MAKE THE REPORTS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AND ONLINE, TO PROVIDE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY SEEK REDRESS FOR SUSPECTED VIOLATIONS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT; AND TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INITIAL REPORTS EACH INSTITUTION SHALL COMPILE AND MAKE AVAILABLE; AND TO PROVIDE THE ACT EXPIRES THREE YEARS AFTER ITS EFFECTIVE DATE ABSENT FURTHER ACTION BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. - ratified title
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12/03/15House Prefiled
12/03/15House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works
01/12/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 92)
01/12/16House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 92)
01/19/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Loftis
02/25/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Felder, Taylor
03/10/16House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 3)
03/15/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Whipper, R.L.Brown
03/16/16House Amended (House Journal-page 11)
03/16/16House Read second time (House Journal-page 11)
03/16/16House Roll call Yeas-84 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 14)
03/17/16House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 7)
03/17/16Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4)
03/17/16Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 4)
03/17/16 Scrivener's error corrected
05/25/16Senate Committee report: Favorable Education (Senate Journal-page 6)
05/31/16Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 60)
06/01/16Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 57)
06/02/16Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 62)
06/02/16Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 62)
06/02/16 Scrivener's error corrected
06/02/16House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 84)
06/02/16House Roll call Yeas-99 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 84)
06/06/16 Ratified R 304
06/09/16 Signed By Governor
06/15/16 Effective date 06/09/16
06/16/16 Act No. 265



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