Current Status Bill Number:
453Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950207Primary Sponsor: RoseAll Sponsors: RoseDrafted Document Number: gjk\21332sd.95Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPWDate of Last Amendment: 19960509Subject: Textbooks
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19960514 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Senate 19960510 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19960509 Unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 19960510 Senate 19960509 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments Senate 19960509 Reconsidered vote whereby read second time with notice of general amendments Senate 19960509 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19960509 Committee report: Favorable with 04 SED amendment Senate 19950207 Introduced, read first time, 04 SED referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
May 9, 1996
S. Printed 5/9/96--S.
Read the first time February 7, 1995.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-31-70 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THIS STATE MAY PURCHASE SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS ALREADY APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR INSTRUCTIONAL USE IN SCHOOL DIRECTLY FROM AN AVAILABLE SUPPLIER WHEN NEEDED FOR INSTRUCTION BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IF THE TEXTBOOKS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DISTRICT SHALL BE REIMBURSED FOR SUCH PURCHASE; BY ADDING SECTION 59-31-75 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO PUBLIC SCHOOL OF THIS STATE MAY OFFER A COURSE TO STUDENTS FOR WHICH ANY TEXTBOOK OR OTHER MATERIAL FOR THE COURSE IS NOT AVAILABLE TO BE USED IN THE COURSE, OR ON ORDER WITH A CONFIRMED DELIVERY DATE OF PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING DATE OF THE COURSE; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-31-80 SO AS TO REQUIRE EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO REPORT ANNUALLY TO THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION THE TEXTBOOKS IT DOES NOT HAVE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS DURING THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR, THE REASONS FOR THE SHORTAGE, THE CORRECTIVE ACTION ATTEMPTED TO ALLEVIATE THE SHORTAGE, AND THE PROJECTED DOLLAR SHORTAGE FOR NEEDED TEXTBOOKS FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, TO REQUIRE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION TO COMPILE AND SUMMARIZE THESE REPORTS AND SUBMIT THEM TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO REQUIRE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO FUND THESE TEXTBOOK NEEDS FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR AS REFLECTED IN THE SUMMARY OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION BEFORE ANY OTHER APPROPRIATIONS FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION MAY BE MADE, AND TO REQUIRE A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF EACH HOUSE IF THE FUNDING PROVIDED FOR TEXTBOOKS IS LESS THAN WHAT IS REFLECTED IN THE REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-31-70. Any school district of this State may purchase school textbooks already approved by the Board of Education for instructional use in school directly from a publisher under contract with the state board when needed for instruction by the school district if the textbooks are not available from the State Department of Education. In this event, the district shall be reimbursed from state school textbook funds of the Department of Education when these textbook funds become available, in accordance with any agreement between the school district and the department."
SECTION 2. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-31-75. No public school of this State may offer a course to students for which any state approved textbook or other material for the course is not available to be used in the course or has a delivery date after the first two weeks of classes unless the board of trustees determines that the class should be offered."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.