Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3716Ratification Number: 287Act Number: 272Primary Sponsor: WhipperType of Legislation: GBSubject: University of Charleston createdCompanion Bill Number: 799Date Bill Passed both Bodies: Feb 13, 1992Computer Document Number: NO5/7344.SDGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Feb 26, 1992Introduced Date: Mar 21, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Feb 06, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Feb 26, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 272Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Whipper D. Williams Wofford Barber Fulmer R. Young Rama Hallman D. Martin Gonzales Snow Altman White Keegan J. Williams G. Bailey A. YoungType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3716 ------ Feb 26, 1992 Act No. 272 3716 ------ Feb 26, 1992 Signed by Governor 3716 ------ Feb 20, 1992 Ratified R 287 3716 House Feb 13, 1992 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 3716 Senate Feb 11, 1992 Returned to House with amendment 3716 Senate Feb 11, 1992 Read third time 3716 Senate Feb 06, 1992 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments, retaining its place on the Calendar in status of adjourned debate 3716 Senate Feb 05, 1992 Debate adjourned 3716 Senate Jan 15, 1992 Made Special Order 3716 Senate May 21, 1991 Recalled from Committee; 04 placed on Calendar for consideration tomorrow 3716 Senate May 21, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 04 referred to Committee 3716 House May 17, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3716 House May 16, 1991 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on next Legislative day 3716 House May 16, 1991 Objection withdrawn by Representative 3716 House May 16, 1991 Amended 3716 House May 15, 1991 Debate interrupted 3716 House May 15, 1991 Objection by Representative 3716 House May 08, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 21 with amendment 3716 House Mar 21, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A272, R287, H3716)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-130-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD TO CREATE THE UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON AND PROVIDE FOR OTHER RELATED MATTERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CREATION OF THIS UNIVERSITY; TO PROVIDE THAT EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 1992, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE COLLEGE IS CHANGED TO SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, WINTHROP COLLEGE IS CHANGED TO WINTHROP UNIVERSITY, AND FRANCIS MARION COLLEGE IS CHANGED TO FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY; TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF LANDER COLLEGE AND THE CITADEL ARE AUTHORIZED TO CHANGE THE TITLES OF THESE INSTITUTIONS TO REFLECT UNIVERSITY STATUS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; TO REQUIRE THE UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY, AND FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY TO COMPLY WITH CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW REGARDING BUDGETARY PROCEDURES WITH THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THERE MUST BE NO INCREASE OF COSTS TO THE STATE AS A RESULT OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The Commission on Higher Education on December 5, 1991, amended its current system for designating and funding institutions of higher education to include comprehensive universities and adopted criteria defining such institutions.
The commission recommended that the General Assembly adopt legislation authorizing the governing boards of The Citadel, the College of Charleston, Francis Marion College, Lander College, South Carolina State College, and Winthrop College to change the statutory title of the governed institution from college to university when the board of trustees of each respective institution elects to do so, provided that the institution meets the criteria of a comprehensive university.
The General Assembly has resolved, at the recommendation of the Commission on Higher Education and at the request of the respective boards of trustees, to establish the comprehensive universities contained in this act.
University of Charleston
SECTION 2. Section 59-130-30 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:
"( ) create a University of Charleston, South Carolina, and serve as the corporate board of trustees for the university. The board may transfer those academic and other programs it considers proper from the college to the university and exercise the necessary powers and authority for the university as set forth in this section. The president of the college shall serve as the president of the university, and the board may create other officers for the university it considers necessary. All other provisions of law relating to the college must be construed to include the university."
South Carolina State University
SECTION 3. South Carolina State College is changed to South Carolina State University, effective July 1, 1992, and wherever in the 1976 Code or in any other provision of law the name South Carolina State College appears, it must be construed to mean South Carolina State University.
SECTION 4. Winthrop College is changed to Winthrop University, effective July 1, 1992, and wherever in the 1976 Code or in any other provision of law the name Winthrop College appears, it must be construed to mean Winthrop University.
Francis Marion University
SECTION 5. Francis Marion College is changed to Francis Marion University, effective July 1, 1992, and wherever in the 1976 Code or in any other provision of law the name Francis Marion College appears, it must be construed to mean Francis Marion University.
Authorization of university status for Lander College
SECTION 6. At its discretion, the Board of Trustees of Lander College is authorized to change the title of its governed institution from "Lander College" to "Lander University", provided that the institution meets the criteria of a comprehensive university as established by the Commission on Higher Education on December 5, 1991.
Authorization of university status for The Citadel
SECTION 7. At its discretion, the Board of Trustees of The Citadel is authorized to change the title of its governed institution from "The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina" to "The Citadel, the Military University of South Carolina", provided that the institution meets the criteria of a comprehensive university as established by the Commission on Higher Education on December 5, 1991.
SECTION 8. In addition to other provisions of law applicable to the University of Charleston, to South Carolina State University, to Winthrop University, and to Francis Marion University, these universities and their boards must specifically comply with the provisions of Sections 59-103-35 and 59-103-60.
No increase of costs to the State
SECTION 9. There shall be no increase of costs to the State as a result of the changing of the name, or any resulting endeavors that would not have occurred had the change not been enacted.
SECTION 10. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 26th day of February, 1992.