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Sponsors: Senators Lourie, Reese and Massey
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Introduced in the Senate on February 25, 2009
Introduced in the House on May 12, 2009
Last Amended on April 20, 2010
Passed by the General Assembly on April 22, 2010
Governor's Action: May 12, 2010, Vetoed
Legislative veto action(s): Veto sustained
Summary: Certified Athletic Trainers Foundation
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/25/2009 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-15 2/25/2009 Senate Referred to Committee on Education SJ-15 4/29/2009 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education SJ-6 4/30/2009 Scrivener's error corrected 4/30/2009 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted 4/30/2009 Senate Read second time 4/30/2009 Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day 5/1/2009 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-4 5/12/2009 House Introduced and read first time HJ-11 5/12/2009 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-11 4/14/2010 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-11 4/20/2010 House Amended HJ-68 4/20/2010 House Debate interrupted HJ-70 4/20/2010 House Read second time HJ-101 4/21/2010 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-12 4/22/2010 Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled SJ-75 5/6/2010 Ratified R 182 5/12/2010 Vetoed by Governor 5/20/2010 Senate Veto sustained Yeas-25 Nays-17 SJ-74
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A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINERS FOUNDATION TO ENCOURAGE AND ASSIST THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS IN ENSURING THAT A CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINER IS ON STAFF AT EACH HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL OF THIS STATE; TO PROVIDE FOR ITS COMPOSITION, FOR THE FILLING OF VACANCIES, FOR THE ELECTION OF A CHAIRMAN, AND FOR MEMBER COMPENSATION; TO ALLOW THE FOUNDATION TO ACCEPT CERTAIN FUNDS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS.
Whereas, certified athletic trainers are health professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries; and
Whereas, certified athletic trainers are clinically and academically qualified to therapeutically treat patients in any physical setting; and
Whereas, despite the advances in and efforts expended toward making school athletics as safe as possible, the possibility of suffering an injury while engaged in school athletics persists; and
Whereas, the General Assembly recognizes the inherent value of having certified athletic trainers in every high school and middle school of this State. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
South Carolina Certified Athletic Trainers Foundation established; purposes; composition; authorization to accept private and public donations and grants; distribution of funds
SECTION 1. (A) There is established the South Carolina Certified Athletic Trainers Foundation. This foundation shall encourage and assist local public school districts and public schools in ensuring that a certified athletic trainer is on staff at each high school and middle school of this State.
(B) The foundation is composed of eleven members. The members must be appointed as follows:
(1) one member appointed by the South Carolina Medical Association;
(2) one member appointed by the South Carolina Hospital Association;
(3) one member appointed by the High School League;
(4) one member appointed by the South Carolina Athletic Trainers Association;
(5) one member appointed by the Athletic Trainers' Advisory Committee as established pursuant to Section 44-75-30;
(6) one member appointed by the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee;
(7) one member appointed by the Chairman of the House Education and Public Works Committee;
(8) one member appointed by the South Carolina School Boards Association;
(9) one member appointed by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators;
(10) one member appointed by the South Carolina Trauma Advisory Council; and
(11) the Superintendent of Education, or his designee, to serve ex officio.
(C) Any vacancy on the foundation must be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
(D) Initial appointments to the foundation shall be made within sixty days of the enactment of this joint resolution. The initial meeting of the foundation shall be convened by the appointee of the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee.
(E) The foundation shall elect a chairman from among its members.
(F) Members of the foundation shall serve without mileage, per diem, and subsistence.
(G) The foundation is authorized to solicit and accept private and public donations and grants. Funds received by the foundation are to be held and accounted for by the Department of Education. The Department of Education is authorized to withhold an amount equal to four percent of the funds received by the foundation for administrative costs.
(H) Funds received by the foundation shall be distributed to public middle and high schools throughout South Carolina as grants, in a manner which fulfills the charge in subsection (A) of this section. The foundation shall create guidelines to govern the selection of public schools to receive grants and the distribution of grant funds.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 6th day of May, 2010.
President of the Senate
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Approved the ____________ day of _____________________2010.
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