Current Status Bill Number:
4084Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950412Primary Sponsor: Klauber,All Sponsors: Klauber, Quinn, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Meacham, Simrill, H. Brown, Sandifer, Limbaugh, Robinson, Harrell, Wells, Fulmer, Easterday, Fleming, Lanford, Fair, Vaughn, J. Young, A. Young, Cooper, Law, D. Smith, Keegan, Huff, Haskins, Wofford, Cato, Wilkins, Marchbanks and TrotterDrafted Document Number: bbm\10156jm.95Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPWSubject: School district equipment, use of for lobbying
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950412 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-456 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE USE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL AND SCHOOL-DISTRICT EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES BY SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT FACULTY, STAFF, OR STUDENTS TO LOBBY ANY STATE OFFICIAL OR AGENCY, INCLUDING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE IS PROHIBITED, PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, AND PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-1-456. (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the use of public school and school-district equipment and supplies, including specifically, but not limited to, school and school district stationery and electronic communications, such as computer e-mail and electronic facsimile transmissions, by school or school district faculty, staff, or students to lobby any state official or agency, including the General Assembly or any member of it, or any political subdivision of the State is prohibited.
(B) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit a public school principal or school district superintendent or board member from using school or school district stationery or electronic communications such as computer e-mail and electronic facsimile transmissions to contact a state official or agency, including the General Assembly or any member of it, or any political subdivision of the State to express an opinion or request action with regard to any legislation, regulation, ordinance, ruling, order, resolution, or other official action or decision of the state agency, official, or political subdivision so long as the approval of the school district governing board or the political subdivision which appropriates the school district's annual budget is secured."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.