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TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-320, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF NEW STATEWIDE EDUCATION STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE SUCH AN ADOPTION MUST NOT BE IMPLEMENTED UNTIL APPROVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY JOINT RESOLUTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-18-320(D) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 282 of 2008, is further amended to read:
"(D) Any new standards and assessments required to be developed and adopted by the State Board of Education, through the Department of Education for use as an accountability measure, must:
(1) be developed and adopted upon the advice and consent of the Education Oversight Committee; and
(2) not be implemented until approved by a Joint Resolution of the General Assembly."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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