South Carolina General Assembly
121st Session, 2015-2016

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H. 4938

STATUS INFORMATION

Joint Resolution
Sponsors: Education and Public Works Committee
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nl\13589sd16.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 4782

Introduced in the House on February 11, 2016
Introduced in the Senate on February 25, 2016
Last Amended on May 17, 2016
Passed by the General Assembly on May 26, 2016

Summary: Survey higher education students

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)
   2/18/2016          Scrivener's error corrected
   2/24/2016  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 18)
   2/24/2016  House   Roll call Yeas-98  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 18)
   2/25/2016  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 19)
   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 12)
   5/17/2016  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 18)
   5/17/2016  Senate  Amended (Senate Journal-page 18)
   5/17/2016  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 18)
   5/17/2016  Senate  Roll call Ayes-38  Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 18)
   5/18/2016          Scrivener's error corrected
   5/18/2016  Senate  Read third time and returned to House with amendments 
                        (Senate Journal-page 43)
   5/26/2016  House   Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled
   5/26/2016  House   Roll call Yeas-86  Nays-4

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/11/2016
2/11/2016-A
2/18/2016
4/14/2016
5/17/2016
5/18/2016

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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED AND AMENDED

May 17, 2016

H. 4938

Introduced by Education and Public Works Committee

S. Printed 5/17/16--S.    [SEC 5/18/16 1:31 PM]

Read the first time February 25, 2016.

            

A JOINT RESOLUTION

TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF OTHER ENTITIES, SHALL SURVEY STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE STATE'S COLLEGES OF EDUCATION AND INCLUDE QUESTIONS INQUIRING AS TO WHETHER THE STUDENTS HAVE EVER CONSIDERED TEACHING IN A RURAL AND ECONOMICALLY CHALLENGED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND WHAT INCENTIVES, IF ANY, WOULD CAUSE THEM TO CONSIDER WORKING IN SUCH A DISTRICT.

Amend Title To Conform

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

SECTION    1.    The State Department of Education and the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA), working in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education, shall survey students enrolled in the state's colleges of education. This survey shall be administered to those college students who have been fully admitted into their institution's teacher education program. At a minimum, the survey shall include questions inquiring as to whether students have ever considered teaching in a rural and economically challenged district. Students must be asked what incentives, if any, would cause them to move to, and work in, such a district. The State Department of Education and CERRA may include additional questions in the survey as considered useful. Results of the survey must be reported to the General Assembly by December 1, 2016.

Additionally, the Department of Education, CERRA, and the Commission on Higher Education together shall explore a practical and effective means of obtaining similar survey information from students in other programs at the state's institutions of higher learning as a means of planning and promoting teaching career information and employment options and in accordance with the general intentions of Section 13-1-1840 of the 1976 Code. A report summarizing the recommendations for this survey must be submitted to the General Assembly by February 1, 2017, to include whether the focus should be on students in the state's two-year as well as four-year institutions, and whether improvements facilitating transfer and articulation into teacher education programs could enhance recruitment into the teaching profession.

SECTION    2.    This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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