View Amendment Current Amendment: ETK 118.16 Art Intell GH.DOCX to Bill 4000     Senator HEMBREE proposes the following amendment (ETK 118.16 ART INTELL GH):
    Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 540, proviso 118.16, subsection (C), by adding an appropriately numbered item at the end to read:
/( )     SC Workforce Development Artificial Intelligence Pilot Program         $900,000;
    ( .1) Of the funds appropriated to the Department of Commerce for the SC Workforce Development Artificial Intelligence Pilot Program, for school year 2019-2020, with in-kind or financial contributions by industry partners, the Department of Commerce shall allocate funds to develop a model for attracting recognized industry experts to high schools. Unused or excess funds may be carried forward to be used in the following school year.
    Industry partner experts shall facilitate a teaching model platform of smart technology to include artificial intelligence integrated into augmented reality, virtual reality and animation to enhance student preparation for a specified career pathways beginning in the tenth grade.
    The Department of Commerce shall monitor implementation of the pilot programs and report on its impact to the State Board of Education. The Department of Commerce shall pilot the program in public high schools or career centers in Anderson, Florence and Charleston counties as long as the pilot sites have the technology and leadership capacity to initiate a successful program./    
    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend sections, totals and title to conform.