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Sponsors: Reps. Fry, Bedingfield, Henderson, Huggins, Johnson, Hewitt, Crawford, Duckworth, Arrington, Allison, Tallon, Hamilton, Elliott, Jordan, B. Newton, Martin, Erickson, Lowe, Atwater, Willis, Jefferson, W. Newton, Thigpen, Bennett, Crosby, Long, Putnam, Cogswell, Henderson-Myers and Govan
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Introduced in the House on February 22, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on February 27, 2018
Last Amended on May 10, 2018
Currently residing in the House
Summary: Health education
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/22/2017 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 39) 2/22/2017 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 39) 2/28/2017 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Arrington, Allison, Tallon, Hamilton, Elliott 3/7/2017 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jordan, B.Newton, Martin, Erickson, Lowe, Atwater, Willis, Jefferson, W.Newton, Thigpen, Bennett, Crosby, Long 3/8/2017 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Putnam, Cogswell 2/15/2018 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 49) 2/20/2018 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson-Myers 2/21/2018 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Govan 2/21/2018 House Amended (House Journal-page 27) 2/21/2018 House Read second time (House Journal-page 27) 2/21/2018 House Roll call Yeas-107 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 28) 2/22/2018 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 11) 2/27/2018 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7) 2/27/2018 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 7) 4/26/2018 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education (Senate Journal-page 4) 5/9/2018 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 74) 5/9/2018 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 74) 5/10/2018 Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 147) 5/10/2018 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 147) 5/10/2018 Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 147)
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May 10, 2018
Introduced by Reps. Fry, Bedingfield, Henderson, Huggins, Johnson, Hewitt, Crawford, Duckworth, Arrington, Allison, Tallon, Hamilton, Elliott, Jordan, B. Newton, Martin, Erickson, Lowe, Atwater, Willis, Jefferson, W. Newton, Thigpen, Bennett, Crosby, Long, Putnam, Cogswell, Henderson-Myers and Govan
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Read the first time February 27, 2018.
TO AMEND SECTION 59-32-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOL COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM, SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN INSTRUCTION IN PRESCRIPTION OPIOID ABUSE PREVENTION IN GRADES NINE THROUGH TWELVE BEGINNING WITH THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 103, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-103-155. Any public or private institution of higher education in the State from which a student may earn a degree in a health care profession that allows the person to prescribe controlled substances listed in Schedules II, III, and IV in the State shall require for those programs that students complete coursework on the prescription and monitoring of Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances, including coursework on the prescription of Schedule II controlled substances to treat or manage pain, and strategies that can be employed to recognize signs of and reduce the likelihood of patient addiction. These institutions of higher education shall coordinate with the state's Commission on Higher Education, Board of Medical Examiners, Board of Dentistry, and Board of Nursing to develop the curriculum."
SECTION 2. Section 59-32-20 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-32-20. (A) Before August 1, 1988, the board, through the department, shall select or develop an instructional unit with separate components addressing the subjects of reproductive health education, family life education, pregnancy prevention education, and sexually transmitted diseases and make the instructional unit available to local school districts. The board, through the department, also shall make available information about other programs developed by other states upon request of a local school district.
(B) In addition to the provisions of subsection (A), before September 1, 2015, the board, through the department, shall select or develop instructional units in sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention, with separate units appropriate for each age level from four-year-old kindergarten through twelfth grade.
(C) Before August 1, 2017, and through the cyclical review process and if deemed necessary, the board shall include instruction on alcohol and prescription drug abuse prevention, with an emphasis on the prescription drug epidemic and the connection between opioid abuse and addiction to other drugs, such as heroin, in the health standards. In addition, the board shall make available to districts a list of instructional materials that meet state standards. Districts shall continue to adopt or develop curriculum locally."
SECTION 3. Section 59-29-80(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-29-80. (A) There
shall be is established and provided in all the public schools of this State physical education, training, and instruction of pupils of both sexes , and every. Every pupil attending any public school, in so far as he is physically fit and able to do so, shall take the course or courses provided by this section. Suitable modified courses shall must be provided for students physically or mentally unable or unfit to take the course or courses prescribed for normal pupils. However, in any a public school which that offers a military or naval ROTC program sponsored by one of the military services of the United States, training in such a program may must be deemed considered to be the equivalent to of physical education instruction , and may must be accepted in lieu of such instruction for all purposes, academic or nonacademic, as may hereinafter be provided. Additionally, in a public school that offers instruction in marching band based on the South Carolina Academic Standards for the Visual and Performing Arts and that incorporates the South Carolina Academic Standards for Physical Education, this instruction must be considered to be the equivalent of physical education instruction and must be accepted in lieu of physical education instruction for all purposes."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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