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Sponsors: Senators Matthews, Land, Williams, Leventis and Hutto
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Introduced in the Senate on January 11, 2011
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Free public school system
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/1/2010 Senate Prefiled 12/1/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/11/2011 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 34) 1/11/2011 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 34)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 3, ARTICLE XI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE SYSTEM OF FREE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL ESTABLISH, ORGANIZE, AND SUPPORT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING THAT WILL PROVIDE A HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION, ALLOWING EACH STUDENT TO REACH HIS HIGHEST POTENTIAL.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Section 3, Article XI of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:
"Section 3. The General Assembly shall provide for the maintenance and support of a system of free public schools open to all children in the State and shall establish, organize, and support
such other public institutions of learning , as may be desirable that will provide a high quality education, allowing each student to reach his highest potential."
SECTION 2. The proposed amendment in SECTION 1 must be submitted to the qualified electors at the next general election for representatives. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:
"Must Section 3, Article XI of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to provide that the General Assembly shall establish, organize, and support public institutions of learning that will provide a high quality education, allowing each student to reach his highest potential?
Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'Yes', and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'No'."
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