South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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H. 3643

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Clemmons, Bernstein, Rutherford, Loftis, Quinn, Clyburn, Henegan, Sottile, Yow, Neal, Felder, Gilliard, Parks, Anderson, Govan, Thigpen, Wheeler, G.R. Smith, Burns, Chumley, Martin, B. Newton, Mack, Fry, Hardee, Lucas, Bedingfield, McCoy, W. Newton, Gagnon, Finlay, Putnam, Alexander, Allison, Ballentine, Bannister, Clary, Cogswell, Crawford, Delleney, Douglas, Duckworth, Erickson, Forrester, Funderburk, Hamilton, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Jordan, King, Lowe, Mitchell, Murphy, Norrell, Pitts, Pope, Ridgeway, S. Rivers, Sandifer, Simrill, G.M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Whipper, Whitmire, Willis, Atwater, Huggins, Long, Toole, D.C. Moss, Arrington, Bennett, Davis, West, Hewitt, Bradley, V.S. Moss, Atkinson, Anthony, Weeks, Collins, J.E. Smith, Hayes, Blackwell, Kirby, Johnson, Hixon, Williams, Jefferson, Knight, White, Bamberg, McEachern, McCravy, Thayer, Elliott, Cole, Magnuson, Forrest, Cobb-Hunter, Brown, Bowers, Hosey, Crosby, Spires, McKnight, Ott, Bales, M. Rivers, Howard, Daning and Ryhal
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Introduced in the House on February 2, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on March 14, 2017
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Education

Summary: Anti-Semitism

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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    2/2/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 14)
    2/2/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 14)
    2/8/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Atwater, 
                        Huggins, Long, Toole, D.C.Moss, Arrington, Bennett, 
                        Davis, West, Hewitt, Bradley, V.S.Moss
   2/14/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Atkinson, 
                        Anthony, Weeks, Collins, J.E.Smith, Hayes
   2/22/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Blackwell, 
                        Dillard, Kirby, Johnson, Hixon, Williams, Jefferson, 
                        Knight, Hill, White, Bamberg, McEachern, McCravy, 
                        Thayer, Elliott, Cole, Magnuson, Forrest
   2/23/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: 
                        Robinson-Simpson, Cobb-Hunter, Brown, Bowers, Hosey, 
                        Crosby, Spires, McKnight
    3/2/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ott, Bales, 
                        M.Rivers, Howard
    3/7/2017  House   Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Dillard, 
                        Robinson-Simpson
    3/8/2017  House   Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Hill
    3/8/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Daning, Ryhal
    3/8/2017  House   Recalled from Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 47)
    3/9/2017  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 13)
    3/9/2017  House   Roll call Yeas-103  Nays-3 (House Journal-page 14)
    3/9/2017  House   Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative 
                        day (House Journal-page 15)
   3/10/2017  House   Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 1)
   3/14/2017  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 11)
   3/14/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on Education 
                        (Senate Journal-page 11)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/2/2017
3/8/2017

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RECALLED

March 8, 2017

H. 3643

Introduced by Reps. Clemmons, Bernstein, Rutherford, Loftis, Quinn, Clyburn, Henegan, Sottile, Yow, Neal, Felder, Gilliard, Parks, Anderson, Govan, Thigpen, Wheeler, G.R. Smith, Burns, Chumley, Martin, B. Newton, Mack, Fry, Hardee, Lucas, Bedingfield, McCoy, W. Newton, Gagnon, Finlay, Putnam, Alexander, Allison, Ballentine, Bannister, Clary, Cogswell, Crawford, Delleney, Douglas, Duckworth, Erickson, Forrester, Funderburk, Hamilton, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Jordan, King, Lowe, Mitchell, Murphy, Norrell, Pitts, Pope, Ridgeway, S. Rivers, Sandifer, Simrill, G.M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Whipper, Whitmire, Willis, Atwater, Huggins, Long, Toole, D.C. Moss, Arrington, Bennett, Davis, West, Hewitt, Bradley, V.S. Moss, Atkinson, Anthony, Weeks, Collins, J.E. Smith, Hayes, Blackwell, Kirby, Johnson, Hixon, Williams, Jefferson, Knight, White, Bamberg, McEachern, McCravy, Thayer, Elliott, Cole, Magnuson, Forrest, Cobb-Hunter, Brown, Bowers, Hosey, Crosby, Spires, McKnight, Ott, Bales, M. Rivers, Howard, Daning and Ryhal

S. Printed 3/8/17--H.

Read the first time February 2, 2017.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-101-220 SO AS TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS CONCERNING ANTI-SEMITISM, TO PROVIDE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING IN THIS STATE SHALL CONSIDER THIS DEFINITION WHEN REVIEWING, INVESTIGATING, OR DECIDING WHETHER THERE HAS BEEN A VIOLATION OF AN INSTITUTIONAL POLICY PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES ON THE BASIS OF RELIGION, AND TO PROVIDE NOTHING IN THIS ACT MAY BE CONSTRUED TO DIMINISH OR INFRINGE UPON ANY RIGHTS AFFORDED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION OR SECTION 2, ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE.

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

SECTION    1.    Article 1, Chapter 101, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-101-220.    (A)    For purposes of this section, the term 'definition of anti-Semitism' includes:

(1)    the definition of anti-Semitism set forth by the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism of the Department of State in the fact sheet issued on June 8, 2010; and

(2)    the examples set forth under the headings 'Contemporary Examples of Anti-Semitism' and 'What is Anti-Semitism Relative to Israel?' in the fact sheet.

(B)    In reviewing, investigating, or deciding whether there has been a violation of a college or university policy prohibiting discriminatory practices on the basis of religion, South Carolina public colleges and universities shall take into consideration the definition of anti-Semitism for purposes of determining whether the alleged practice was motivated by anti-Semitic intent.

(C)    Nothing in this section may be construed to diminish or infringe upon any right protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States or Section 2, Article I of the South Carolina Constitution, 1895."

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

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