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S 0038 General Bill, By Grooms, Rice, Hembree, Verdin, Kimbrell, Corbin, Loftis, Campsen, Bennett and Young
Similar (H 3338)
Summary: Reinforcing College Education on America's Constitutional Heritage Act (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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12/09/20Senate Prefiled
12/09/20Senate Referred to Committee on Education
01/12/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 108)
01/12/21Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 108)
02/24/21Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education (Senate Journal-page 10)
02/25/21 Scrivener's error corrected
03/02/21Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 43)
03/02/21Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 43)
03/02/21Senate Roll call Ayes-45 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 43)
03/03/21Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 17)
03/04/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 3)
03/04/21House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 3)
04/07/21House Committee report: Favorable Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 25)
04/13/21House Debate adjourned until Wed., 4-14-21 (House Journal-page 17)
04/14/21House Amended (House Journal-page 13)
04/14/21House Debate adjourned until Thur., 4-15-21 (House Journal-page 18)



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