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A58, R92, H3748
Sponsors: Reps. Owens, Bowen, Erickson, Daning, Whitmire, Spires, McCoy, Loftis, Gambrell, Lucas, Skelton, Bingham, Thayer, Hardwick, Harrell, Crosby, Battle, Sottile, Patrick, Clemmons, Cole, Forrester, Hamilton, Henderson, Hixon, Huggins, Murphy, J.M. Neal, Pinson, Pope, G.R. Smith, Stringer, Tallon, White, Willis and Taylor
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Introduced in the House on February 24, 2011
Introduced in the Senate on April 5, 2011
Last Amended on May 25, 2011
Passed by the General Assembly on June 1, 2011
Governor's Action: June 14, 2011, Signed
Summary: Education and Economic Development Act
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/24/2011 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 11) 2/24/2011 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 11) 3/2/2011 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor 3/30/2011 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 8) 3/31/2011 House Amended (House Journal-page 27) 3/31/2011 House Read second time (House Journal-page 27) 3/31/2011 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 28) 4/1/2011 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 2) 4/1/2011 Scrivener's error corrected 4/5/2011 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 22) 4/5/2011 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 22) 5/17/2011 Senate Committee report: Favorable Education (Senate Journal-page 24) 5/18/2011 Scrivener's error corrected 5/25/2011 Senate Amended 5/25/2011 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 24) 5/25/2011 Senate Roll call Ayes-39 Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 24) 5/26/2011 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 38) 6/1/2011 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 30) 6/1/2011 House Roll call Yeas-101 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 30) 6/8/2011 Ratified R 92 6/14/2011 Signed By Governor 6/20/2011 Effective date 06/14/11 6/20/2011 Act No. 58
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(A58, R92, H3748)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-59-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT, SO AS TO EXTEND THE DATE BY WHICH THE ACT MUST BE IMPLEMENTED FULLY.
Whereas, in 2005, the South Carolina General Assembly approved Act 88, the Education and Economic Development Act, now called Personal Pathways to Success; and
Whereas, the primary goals of Personal Pathways to Success are to increase high school completion rates, better prepare students for work and college, increase parental involvement, and increase options for students at risk of dropping out of school; and
Whereas, the act created the Education and Economic Development Coordinating Council (EEDCC) and charged this council to: advise the Department of Education on the implementation of the act; review accountability and performance measures for implementation of the act; designate and oversee the coordination and establishment of regional educational centers established pursuant to the act; report annually to the Governor, the General Assembly, the State Board of Education, and other appropriate governing boards on the progress, results, and compliance with the provisions of the act; make recommendations to the Department of Education for the development and implementation of a communication and marketing plan to promote statewide awareness of the provisions of the act; and provide input to the State Board of Education and other appropriate governing boards for the promulgation of regulations to carry out the provisions of the act including, but not limited to, enforcement procedures, which may include monitoring and auditing functions, and addressing consequences for noncompliance; and
Whereas, pursuant to Section 59-59-30, the EEDCC shall cease to exist on July 1, 2011; and
Whereas, the members of the EEDCC have performed their duties in a spirit of collaboration that has fostered an increased understanding between schools of this State, institutions of higher learning, and the business communities, and all key components mandated in the act have been technically fulfilled; and
Whereas, the budget cuts of 2009 and 2010 have negatively impacted the ability of the EEDCC to implement all facets to the full extent envisioned, and looming 2011 budget cuts threaten to make that task even more difficult; and
Whereas, the challenge of sustaining and building upon the advances that have been made will be more readily met by extending the termination date of the EEDCC to ensure that statewide momentum is not lost. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
EEDA implementation date extended
SECTION 1. Section 59-59-30 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 88 of 2005, is amended to read:
"Section 59-59-30. This chapter must be implemented fully by July 1, 2012, at which time the council created pursuant to Section 59-59-170 shall cease to exist. The Department of Education shall provide administrative support and staffing to the council to carry out its responsibilities under this chapter."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 8th day of June, 2011.
Approved the 14th day of June, 2011.
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