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Sponsors: Reps. Anthony, Hayes, Bingham, Erickson, Cobb-Hunter, Bales, Allison, Burns, Hiott, Robinson-Simpson, Anderson, Long, Whitmire, Merrill, George, Knight, Gambrell, Simrill, W.J. McLeod, Bannister, Bernstein, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Dillard, Felder, Gagnon, Goldfinch, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hixon, Nanney, Pitts, Ridgeway, Ryhal, Sandifer, G.R. Smith, Stringer, Weeks, Wells, White, Whipper, R.L. Brown, Gilliard and Mack
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Introduced in the House on January 21, 2016
Introduced in the Senate on March 16, 2016
Last Amended on March 15, 2016
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Education
Summary: Teacher certification
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/21/2016 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 6) 1/21/2016 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 6) 3/10/2016 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 2) 3/15/2016 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Whipper, R.L.Brown, Gilliard, Mack 3/15/2016 House Amended (House Journal-page 25) 3/15/2016 House Read second time (House Journal-page 25) 3/15/2016 House Roll call Yeas-104 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 28) 3/16/2016 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 8) 3/16/2016 Senate Introduced and read first time 3/16/2016 Senate Referred to Committee on Education
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March 15, 2016
Introduced by Reps. Anthony, Hayes, Bingham, Erickson, Cobb-Hunter, Bales, Allison, Burns, Hiott, Robinson-Simpson, Anderson, Long, Whitmire, Merrill, George, Knight, Gambrell, Simrill, W.J. McLeod, Bannister, Bernstein, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Dillard, Felder, Gagnon, Goldfinch, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hixon, Nanney, Pitts, Ridgeway, Ryhal, Sandifer, G.R. Smith, Stringer, Weeks, Wells, White, Whipper, R.L. Brown, Gilliard and Mack
S. Printed 3/15/16--H.
Read the first time January 21, 2016.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-26-45 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PERSON WHO HAS TAUGHT IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR AT LEAST TWENTY YEARS COLLECTIVELY WHILE HOLDING A TEMPORARY OR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION THROUGHOUT THIS TWENTY YEAR PERIOD IS NOT REQUIRED TO RENEW THESE CREDENTIALS TO MAINTAIN THEIR VALIDITY, AND TO PROVIDE THE CREDENTIALS REMAIN SUBJECT TO REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION FOR A DISCIPLINARY ACTION, TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DETERMINE WHETHER A TEACHER MEETS THESE CRITERIA BEFORE THE EXEMPTION MAY BE APPLIED TO THE TEACHER, AND TO PROVIDE THIS DETERMINATION ONLY MAY BE MADE AT THE REQUEST OF THE TEACHER, WHO MUST INITIATE THE PROCESS TO RECEIVE THE EXEMPTION.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 26, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-26-45. (A) A person is eligible for a South Carolina Retired Educator certificate if he:
(1) previously held a South Carolina renewable, professional educator certificate;
(2) is either a:
(i) retired member of the South Carolina Retirement System; or
(ii) current or former participant in the State Optional Retirement Program who would have met the eligibility requirements for retirement under the South Carolina Retirement System had he participated in that system rather than the State Optional Retirement Program.
(3) does not hold another valid South Carolina educator certificate.
(B) An initial retired educator certificate is valid for thirty years. A certificate may be renewed and is valid for ten years. To renew a retired educator certificate, an individual must submit a request for renewal to the State Department of Education. The department shall create forms and a process for submitting renewal requests.
(C) Renewal of a retired educator certificate does not require completion of professional learning or renewal credit.
(D) An educator who works under the retired certificate must work under a letter of agreement.
(E) Nothing in this section exempts an educator from taking part in professional development that is required by the local school district.
(F) The State Board of Education shall develop guidelines for the implementation of this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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