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S 0035 General Bill, By Grooms, Campsen, Verdin and Corbin
Summary: Reinforcing College Education on America's Constitutional Heritage Act or REACH Act
    A BILL TO ENACT THE "REINFORCING COLLEGE EDUCATION ON AMERICA'S CONSTITUTIONAL HERITAGE ACT" OR THE "REACH ACT", TO AMEND SECTION 59-29-120(A), RELATING TO THE STUDY OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION REQUISITE FOR GRADUATION, TO PROVIDE THAT EACH PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL MUST PROVIDE INSTRUCTION CONCERNING THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, THE FEDERALIST PAPERS, AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE TO EACH STUDENT FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR; TO AMEND SECTION 59-29-130, RELATING TO THE DURATION OF INSTRUCTION IN THE ESSENTIALS OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, TO PROVIDE THAT EACH INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING MUST PROVIDE INSTRUCTION CONCERNING THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, THE FEDERALIST PAPERS, AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE TO EACH UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT FOR THREE SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-29-140, RELATING TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROGRAM OF STUDY OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION BY THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION.
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12/12/18Senate Prefiled
12/12/18Senate Referred to Committee on Education
01/08/19Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 55)
01/08/19Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 55)
01/24/19Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education (Senate Journal-page 22)
01/25/19 Scrivener's error corrected
02/13/19Senate Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted
02/13/19Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 20)
02/13/19Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 20)
02/13/19Senate Roll call Ayes-29 Nays-7 (Senate Journal-page 20)
02/14/19 Scrivener's error corrected
02/14/19Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 10)
02/19/19House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 43)
02/19/19House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 43)



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