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A133, R149, S833
Sponsors: Senators Jackson, Courson, Lourie, Knotts, Anderson, Sheheen, Scott, Hayes, Ford, Nicholson, Leventis, Rose, Malloy and Setzler
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Introduced in the Senate on April 20, 2011
Introduced in the House on February 21, 2012
Passed by the General Assembly on March 29, 2012
Governor's Action: April 2, 2012, Signed
Summary: Tuition rates for military personnel and dependents
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/20/2011 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 3) 4/20/2011 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 3) 2/9/2012 Senate Committee report: Favorable Education (Senate Journal-page 7) 2/14/2012 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 10) 2/14/2012 Senate Roll call Ayes-37 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 10) 2/15/2012 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 11) 2/21/2012 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 23) 2/21/2012 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 23) 3/21/2012 House Committee report: Favorable Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 56) 3/28/2012 House Read second time (House Journal-page 27) 3/28/2012 House Roll call Yeas-103 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 28) 3/29/2012 House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 10) 3/29/2012 Ratified R 149 4/2/2012 Signed By Governor 4/4/2012 Effective date 04/02/12 4/11/2012 Act No. 133
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(A133, R149, S833)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-112-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TUITION RATES FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL MAY BE CHARGED LESS THAN THE UNDERGRADUATE TUITION RATE FOR SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS FOR CERTAIN COURSES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-112-50 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 246 of 2010, is further amended to read:
"Section 59-112-50. (A) Notwithstanding another provision of law, during the period of their assignment to duty in South Carolina, members of the Armed Services of the United States stationed in South Carolina and their dependents are eligible for in-state tuition rates. When these armed service personnel are ordered away from the State, their dependents are eligible for in-state tuition rates as long as they remain continuously enrolled at the state institution in which they are enrolled at the time the assignment ends or transfer to an eligible institution during the term or semester, excluding summer terms, immediately following their enrollment at the previous institution. In the event of a transfer, the receiving institution shall verify the decision made by the student's previous institution in order to certify the student's eligibility for in-state tuition rates. It is the responsibility of the transferring student to ensure that all documents required to verify both the previous and present residency decisions are provided to the institution. These persons and their dependents are eligible for in-state tuition rates after their discharge from the armed services even though they were not enrolled at a state institution at the time of their discharge, if they have evidenced an intent to establish domicile in South Carolina and if they have resided in South Carolina for a period of at least twelve months immediately preceding their discharge. Active duty military personnel may be charged less than the undergraduate tuition rate for South Carolina residents for courses that are presented on a distance basis, regardless of residency.
(B) For purposes of this section, 'active duty military personnel' includes, but is not limited to, active duty guardsmen and active duty reservists."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 29th day of March, 2012.
Approved the 2nd day of April, 2012.
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