South Carolina General Assembly
121st Session, 2015-2016

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A195, R206, H4936

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Education and Public Works Committee
Document Path: l:\council\bills\bbm\9448dg16.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 4783

Introduced in the House on February 11, 2016
Introduced in the Senate on February 25, 2016
Last Amended on May 11, 2016
Passed by the General Assembly on May 18, 2016
Governor's Action: May 26, 2016, Signed

Summary: High school graduates

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   2/11/2016  House   Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without 
                        reference (House Journal-page 91)
   2/24/2016  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 15)
   2/24/2016  House   Roll call Yeas-103  Nays-2 (House Journal-page 15)
   2/25/2016  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 18)
   2/25/2016  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8)
   2/25/2016  Senate  Referred to Committee on Education 
                        (Senate Journal-page 8)
   4/14/2016  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education 
                        (Senate Journal-page 11)
   4/15/2016          Scrivener's error corrected
   5/11/2016  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 38)
   5/11/2016  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 38)
   5/11/2016  Senate  Roll call Ayes-36  Nays-4 (Senate Journal-page 38)
   5/12/2016          Scrivener's error corrected
   5/12/2016  Senate  Read third time and returned to House with amendments 
                        (Senate Journal-page 12)
   5/18/2016  House   Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled 
                        (House Journal-page 76)
   5/18/2016  House   Roll call Yeas-115  Nays-1 (House Journal-page 77)
   5/24/2016          Ratified R 206
   5/26/2016          Signed By Governor
    6/1/2016          Effective date 05/26/16
    6/3/2016          Act No. 195

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/11/2016
2/11/2016-A
2/16/2016
4/14/2016
4/15/2016
5/11/2016
5/12/2016

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(A195, R206, H4936)

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-50 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT GOALS FOR SOUTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES AND STUDENTS, AND THE STANDARDS AND AREAS OF LEARNING BY WHICH THESE GOALS ARE MEASURED.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Educational achievement goals for high school graduates and students

SECTION    1.    Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-1-50.    (A)    The General Assembly declares that the principles outlined in the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate, published by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators and approved by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, the Education Oversight Committee, the State Board of Education and Transform SC schools and districts, are the standards by which our state's high school graduates should be measured and are this state's achievement goals for all high school students. The State shall make a reasonable and concerted effort to ensure that graduates have world class knowledge based on rigorous standards in language arts and math for college and career readiness. Students should have the opportunity to learn one of a number of foreign languages, and have offerings in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, arts, and social sciences that afford them the knowledge needed to be successful.

(B)    Students also must be offered the ability to obtain world class skills such as:

(1)    creativity and innovation;

(2)    critical thinking and problem solving;

(3)    collaboration and teamwork;

(4)    communication, information, media, and technology; and

(5)    knowing how to learn.

(C)    Students finally also must be offered reasonable exposure, examples, and information on the state's vision of life and career characteristics such as:

(1)    integrity;

(2)    self-direction;

(3)    global perspective;

(4)    perseverance;

(5)    work ethic; and

(6)    interpersonal skills."

Time effective

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 24th day of May, 2016.

Approved the 26th day of May, 2016.

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