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HouseBill Number: 4036Ratification Number: 579Act Number: 447Primary Sponsor: WilkinsType of Legislation: GBSubject: Governor's School for the Arts and HumanitiesDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940525Computer Document Number: DKA/4568AL.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940615Introduced Date: 19930414Date of Last Amendment: 19940524Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940615Last History Type: Act No. 447Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Wilkins Clyborne Jaskwhich Fair G. Brown R. Smith Quinn Hines Sharpe McAbee Richardson Cato Jennings Gamble Wofford Wells J. Bailey Stone Hallman G. Bailey J. Wilder Marchbanks Trotter H. Brown P. Harris Keegan Mattos Vaughn Walker PhillipsType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4036 ------ 19940615 Act No. 447 4036 ------ 19940615 Signed by Governor 4036 ------ 19940602 Ratified R 579 4036 House 19940525 Ordered enrolled for ratification 4036 Senate 19940524 Conference Committee Report 98 received, adopted 4036 House 19940524 Conference Committee Report 98 received, adopted 4036 House 19940519 Conference powers granted, 98 J. Harris appointed Reps. to Committee Jaskwhich of Conference Phillips 4036 Senate 19940518 Conference powers granted, 98 J. Verne appointed Senators to Smith Committee of Conference Matthews Hayes 4036 Senate 19940518 Insists upon amendment 4036 House 19940516 Non-concurrence in Senate amendment 4036 Senate 19940512 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendments 4036 Senate 19940511 Read second time, notice of general amendments 4036 Senate 19940505 Committee Report: Favorable 04 with amendment 4036 Senate 19940503 Introduced, read first time, 04 referred to Committee 4036 House 19940429 Read third time, sent to Senate 4036 House 19940428 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on next Legislative day 4036 House 19940427 Made Special Order under H. 5170 4036 House 19940406 Objection withdrawn by Davenport Representative 4036 House 19940209 Objection by Representative Davenport 4036 House 19940209 Objection withdrawn by Holt Representative 4036 House 19930526 Objection withdrawn by Kennedy Representative 4036 House 19930526 Objection withdrawn by Moody-Lawrence Representative 4036 House 19930526 Objection by Representative Sheheen Hodges Rogers Moody-Lawrence McTeer Kennedy Holt 4036 House 19930512 Objection withdrawn by Hallman Representative 4036 House 19930512 Objection withdrawn by Inabinett Representative 4036 House 19930512 Objection withdrawn by R. Young Representative Gonzales H. Brown Wofford Harrell J. Bailey Fulmer Scott 4036 House 19930512 Objection by Representative R. Young Gonzales Keyserling H. Brown Hallman Fulmer Scott Harrell Inabinett J. Bailey Kirsh Wofford 4036 House 19930511 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19930512 4036 House 19930506 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 19930511 4036 House 19930429 Debate adjourned until Thursday,1993 056 4036 House 19930421 Committee Report: Favorable 21 4036 House 19930414 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A447, R579, H4036)
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 59, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EDUCATION, BY ADDING CHAPTER 50 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 1995, TO ESTABLISH A STUDY COMMITTEE TO DETERMINE THE DESIRABILITY AND FEASIBILITY OF PROVIDING FUNDING, LOCATION, AND ACCESS FOR A YEAR-ROUND GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES, AND PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP, DUTIES, AND TERMINATION OF THE COMMITTEE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 59-50-10. There is established the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities to provide training for exceptional artistically talented students and serve as a research and resource center for all students and teachers in South Carolina. The school is dedicated to serving talented students in South Carolina who show exceptional talent, promise, aptitude, and interest in creative writing, dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. This residential school shall provide intensive preprofessional and professional instruction in the arts and a strong academic and humanities program which will lead to a high school diploma and college credits.
Section 59-50-20. The school is governed by a board of directors composed of not more than fifteen members, as follows:
(1) one member from each congressional district, appointed by the Governor;
(2) four members from the State at large, appointed by the Governor;
(3) the Chairman of the Joint Legislative Committee on Cultural Affairs who serves ex officio;
(4) the State Superintendent of Education who serves ex officio;
(5) the Executive Director of the Commission on Higher Education who serves ex officio;
(6) two other members may be appointed at the discretion of the Governor and the chief administrative officer of the school if determined to be beneficial to the development of the school.
Members appointed by the Governor serve for terms of four years and until their successors are appointed and qualify, except that of those first appointed, the members representing the First, Second, and Third Congressional Districts and two at-large members serve for terms of two years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. Members receive mileage, subsistence, and per diem allowed by law for members of state boards, committees, and commissions.
In making the appointments, the Governor shall seek to obtain the most qualified persons from business, industry, and the educational and arts communities.
The board of directors shall explore renovating or building appropriate facilities for the school.
Section 59-50-30. The board shall establish and approve the curriculum of study. The curriculum shall include intensive, in-depth, preprofessional instruction in the arts as well as a broad based innovative academic and humanities program which constitutes the Southern Association and the state department approved courses of study and requirements for graduation. The program also must include advanced academic studies.
Section 59-50-40. The school shall admit students in accordance with the admission criteria, standards, and procedures as established and approved by the board. To be eligible for admission to the school, an applicant must be a legal resident of South Carolina unless a special exemption is established to accept out-of-state or international exchange students or until the Governor and board change the requirement. Students must be identified as artistically talented and possess a high level of commitment, motivation, and maturity. The board shall assure, as far as possible and without jeopardizing admission standards, that an equal number of students are admitted from each of the state's congressional districts.
Section 59-50-50. The chief administrative officer of the school is the executive director, who is appointed by the board, serves at its pleasure, and administers all affairs of the school, subject to policies, regulations adopted by the board. The executive director or his designee serves as secretary of the board of directors and reports at all board meetings and annually to the board on the status of the school, its needs, and recommendations to carry the school forward to fulfill its mission.
Section 59-50-60. The board of directors may adopt policies and regulations necessary for the operation and management of the school.
Section 59-50-70. The board shall establish a foundation and maintain an endowment fund for the school."
SECTION 2. There is created a study committee which shall determine the desirability and feasibility of providing additional state funding to establish a year-round Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, recommend the location of such a school, and review the issue of access for students from all geographic locations within the State and with limited economic means. The study committee consists of seven members as follows:
(1) one member of the House Ways and Means Committee appointed by the Speaker of the House;
(2) one member of the House Education and Public Works Committee appointed by the Speaker of the House;
(3) one member of the Senate Finance Committee appointed by the chairman of the committee;
(4) one member of the Senate Education Committee appointed by the chairman of the committee;
(5) the State Superintendent of Education or the superintendent's designee;
(6) the chairman of the Commission on Higher Education or the chairman's designee; and
(7) one member appointed by the Governor.
The study committee shall report its findings to the General Assembly no later than April 1,1995, and the study committee terminates when the report is made.
SECTION 3. Section 1 of this act takes effect on July 1, 1995, and Section 2 takes effect upon approval of this act by the Governor.
Approved the 15th day of June, 1994.