Current Status Bill Number:
4632Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960215Primary Sponsor: LoftisAll Sponsors: Loftis, Herdklotz, Trotter, Seithel, Allison, Easterday, Haskins, Cato, Tripp, Byrd, Kelley, Davenport, Rice, Wells, Vaughn, H. Brown and StoddardDrafted Document Number: jic\5196sd.96Companion Bill Number: 1108Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPWSubject: Textbooks, procedure to approve
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19960215 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 59-31-45 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE FOR THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ADD TEXTBOOKS TO THE LIST OF TEXTBOOKS APPROVED FOR USE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THIS STATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-31-45. (A) In addition to any other method of textbook selection, the State Board of Education shall add to the approved list of textbooks for use in the public schools of this State any textbook or series of textbooks requested in writing by:
(1) the superintendents of two or more different schools districts; or
(2) ten or more teachers from at least five different school districts who teach and are certified to teach the courses encompassed by the textbook requested.
(B) The number of requests required to be received above shall be as received during any three hundred sixty-five day period. A textbook so required to be added to the approved list shall be added within thirty days following the receipt by the state board of the requisite number of requests. No designation shall be included upon the approved list which indicates the manner in which any textbook was added to the list. Other than the selection method, publishers whose textbooks are added to the approved list as provided in this section shall be required to comply with the same provisions regarding textbooks as other publishers including, but not limited to, price, durability, and availability."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.