Current Status Bill Number:
949Ratification Number: 449Act Number: 413Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960109Primary Sponsor: HayesAll Sponsors: HayesDrafted Document Number: GJK\22104SD.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960523Date of Last Amendment: 19960523Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19960606Subject: Education entrance examination fee
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960621 Act No. A413 ------ 19960606 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19960530 Ratified R449 Senate 19960523 Ordered enrolled for ratification Senate 19960523 Conference Committee Report adopted 88 SCC House 19960523 Conference Committee Report adopted 98 HCC Senate 19960515 Conference powers granted, 88 SCC Peeler appointed Senators to Committee Matthews of Conference Hayes House 19960514 Conference powers granted, 98 HCC Jaskwhich appointed Reps. to Committee of Gamble Conference McMahand House 19960514 Insists upon amendment Senate 19960509 Non-concurrence in House amendment House 19960502 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment House 19960501 Amended, read second time House 19960424 Objection by Representative Walker Wells Lanford Hallman Allison Fulmer Tripp Harrell Limehouse Whatley Lee Moody- Lawrence Neal Lloyd J. Brown House 19960423 Objection by Representative Cotty House 19960418 Committee report: Favorable 21 HEPW House 19960215 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Senate 19960214 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19960213 Read second time Senate 19960208 Committee report: Favorable 04 SED Senate 19960109 Introduced, read first time, 04 SED referred to Committee Senate 19951107 Prefiled, referred to Committee 04 SEDView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A413, R449, S949)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PERMIT CERTAIN STUDENTS UNTIL DECEMBER 1, 1996, THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THE EDUCATION ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (EEE) OR CERTAIN SECTIONS THEREOF NOT PASSED FOR A FOURTH TIME UNDER SPECIFIED CONDITIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH STUDENTS AFTER DECEMBER 1, 1996, WHO HAVE FAILED TO ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE ON ALL SECTIONS OF THE EEE AFTER TWO ATTEMPTS MAY RETAKE THE EXAMINATION FOR A THIRD AND FOURTH TIME, AND TO PROVIDE THAT BEFORE A STUDENT MAY ENTER A TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM AFTER DECEMBER 1, 1996, HE OR SHE MUST HAVE PASSED THE EEE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The General Assembly finds that:
(1) for the past two years a temporary budget proviso allowed students in the teacher preparation program who met certain requirements to undertake a fourth attempt to pass the Education Entrance Examination;
(2) when the General Assembly chose to end the authorization for the fourth opportunity to sit for the examination by deleting this budget proviso in the 1995-96 general appropriations act, some students, acting in good faith, were caught in the process of qualifying for the fourth attempt on the exam; and
(3) the General Assembly by this act is desirous of correcting this inequity.
Fourth attempt at EEE until December 1, 1996
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person required to take and pass the Education Entrance Examination (EEE), pursuant to Section 59-26-20(e) or 59-26-40 of the 1976 Code, who has failed to achieve a passing score on all sections after the number of attempts allowed by law may retake for a fourth time any test section not passed in the manner allowed by this section. The person must complete a remedial or developmental course from a post-secondary institution in the subject area of any test section not passed and must petition the State Superintendent of Education or the chairperson of the State Board of Education for authorization to retake that portion of the test failed. The State Superintendent of Education or the chairperson of the State Board of Education is authorized to grant the petition. The applicant must then pay a cost, not to exceed sixty dollars to be determined by the authorizing authority, for the administration of the fourth examination.
Subsequent attempts at EEE after December 1, 1996; required to enter teacher education program
SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, before a student may enter a teacher education program after December 1, 1996, he or she must have passed the Education Entrance Examination (EEE). After December 1, 1996, any person who has failed to achieve a passing score on all sections of the EEE after two attempts may retake for a third time any test section not passed in the manner allowed by this section. The person must first complete a remedial or developmental course from a post-secondary institution in the subject area of any test section not passed and provide satisfactory evidence of completion of this required remedial or developmental course to the State Superintendent of Education. A third administration of the examination may then be given to this person. If the person fails to pass the EEE after the third attempt, he or she after a period of three years may take the EEE or any sections not passed for a fourth time under the same terms and conditions provided by this section for persons desiring to take the EEE for a third time.
SECTION 4. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor, except that the provisions of Section 2 hereof expire on December 1, 1996.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 6/6/96.