South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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H. 3440

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Henderson and W. Newton
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\15059vr17.docx

Introduced in the House on January 12, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on March 29, 2017
Last Amended on March 28, 2017
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on General

Summary: Commission for the Blind

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/12/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 421)
   1/12/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 421)
   1/17/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.Newton
   3/22/2017  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, 
                        Military, Public and Municipal Affairs 
                        (House Journal-page 75)
   3/28/2017  House   Amended (House Journal-page 47)
   3/28/2017  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 47)
   3/28/2017  House   Roll call Yeas-111  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 48)
   3/29/2017  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 11)
   3/29/2017  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 10)
   3/29/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on General (Senate Journal-page 10)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/12/2017
3/22/2017
3/28/2017

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AMENDED

March 28, 2017

H. 3440

Introduced by Reps. Henderson and W. Newton

S. Printed 3/28/17--H.

Read the first time January 12, 2017.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 43-25-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND, SO AS TO REQUIRE THREE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION TO MEET THE LEGAL DEFINITION OF BLINDNESS; TO AMEND SECTION 43-25-30, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 43-25-60, RELATING TO TEACHERS OF STUDENTS WITH CERTAIN VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE USE OF COUNSELORS TO ASSIST THOSE TEACHERS.

Amend Title To Conform

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

SECTION    1.    Section 43-25-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 43-25-10.    There is created the South Carolina Commission for the Blind. The commission shall consist of seven members, one from each of the seven Congressional Districts, of whom three shall have a visual acuity not to exceed 20/200 meet the legal definition of blindness as defined in Section 43-25-20. The Governor shall, with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint the members of the commission for terms of four years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. All vacancies must be filled in the manner of the original appointment for the unexpired portion of the term only. The members of the commission shall elect one of its members as chairman for a term of two years or until his successor has been elected. The chairman shall preside at the regular meetings of the commission to be held at least once each month. The chairman may call a meeting when he considers it necessary to be held at a time to be determined by the commission. The commission shall appoint a commissioner and other officers as the commission considers necessary, none of whom may be a member of the commission, and shall fix the compensation and prescribe the duties of these appointees. The members of the commission shall receive no salary but must be allowed the usual mileage, subsistence, and per diem as authorized by law for commissions, committees, and boards."

SECTION    2.    Section 43-25-30(12) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(12)    Assist in the furtherance of the purposes of Sections 44-43-110 to 44-43-160 and Section 44-7-10."

SECTION    3.    Section 43-25-60 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 43-25-60.    The commission may employ qualified itinerant teachers counselors to assist teachers in public or private schools who are responsible for the teaching of visually handicapped students. The itinerant teacher counselor shall assist the public or private school teacher by providing methods and materials for teaching such student. The State Department of Education shall report to the commission the schools having visually handicapped students. All principals or heads of private schools shall report to the commission the names of visually handicapped students in attendance."

SECTION    4.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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