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HouseBill Number: 3313Primary Sponsor: McAbeeCommittee Number: 21Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Interscholastic activitiesResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public WorksDate Tabled: Feb 12, 1991Computer Document Number: CYY/18033.SDIntroduced Date: Jan 24, 1991Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Feb 12, 1991Last History Type: Tabled in CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: McAbeeType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3313 House Feb 12, 1991 Tabled in Committee 21 3313 House Jan 24, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 59-39-160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES AND THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MONITORING THESE ACTIVITIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SOUTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE SHALL HAVE JURISDICTION OVER ALL INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES WHETHER ATHLETIC OR ACADEMIC.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-39-160 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-39-160. To participate in interscholastic activities, students in grades nine through twelve must achieve an overall passing average and either:
(1) pass at least four academic courses, including each unit the student takes that is required for graduation; or
(2) pass a total of five academic courses. Students must satisfy these conditions in the semester preceding participation in the interscholastic activity, if the interscholastic activity occurs completely within one semester or in the semester preceding the first semester of participation in an interscholastic activity if the interscholastic activity occurs over two consecutive semesters and is under the jurisdiction of the South Carolina High School League.
Academic courses are those courses of instruction for which credit toward high school graduation is given. These may be required or approved electives. All activities currently under the jurisdiction of the The South Carolina High School League shall have jurisdiction over all interscholastic activities whether athletic or academic remain in effect. The monitoring of all other interscholastic activities is the responsibility of the local boards of trustees. Those students diagnosed as handicapped in accordance with the criteria established by the State Board of Education and satisfying the requirements of their Individual Education Plan (IEP) as required by Public Law 94-142 are permitted to participate in interscholastic activities. A local school board of trustees may impose more stringent standards than those contained in this section for participation in interscholastic activities by students in grades nine through twelve."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.