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H 3247
Session 109 (1991-1992) 

H 3247 General Bill, By S.G. Manly, H.H. Keyserling and L.S. Whipper
 A Bill to amend Section 59-63-40, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976,
 relating to the public schools of the State and the prohibition against
 discrimination on account of race, creed, color, or national origin, so as to
 include gender as a prohibited basis of discrimination.

   01/17/91  House  Introduced and read first time HJ-14
   01/17/91  House  Referred to Committee on Education and Public
                     Works HJ-14



A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE STATE AND THE PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION ON ACCOUNT OF RACE, CREED, COLOR, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN, SO AS TO INCLUDE GENDER AS A PROHIBITED BASIS OF DISCRIMINATION.

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

SECTION 1. Section 59-63-40 of the 1976 code is amended to read:

"Section 59-63-40. (1) No person shall be refused admission into or be excluded from any public school in the State on account of race, creed, color, gender, or national origin.

(2) Except with the express approval of a board having jurisdiction, no student shall be assigned or compelled to attend any school on account of race, creed, color, gender, or national origin, or for the purpose of achieving equality in attendance or increased attendance or reduced attendance, at any school, of persons of one or more particular races, creeds, colors, genders, or national origins;. and no No school district or attendance area, by whatever name known, shall be established, reorganized, or maintained for any such purpose,; provided that however, nothing contained in this section shall prevent the assignment of a pupil in the manner requested or authorized by his parents or guardian, and further provided that nothing in this section shall be deemed to affect affects, in any way, the right of a religious or denominational educational institution to select its pupils exclusively or primarily from members of such that religion or denomination or from giving preference to such of selection to such members or to make such selection to of its pupils as is calculated to promote the religious principle for which it is established."

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

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