Current Status Bill Number:
3491Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970219Primary Sponsor: FlemingAll Sponsors: Fleming, G. Brown, Inabinett, Lloyd, M. Hines, Clyburn, J. Hines and MackDrafted Document Number: gjk\20075ac.97Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Ways and Means Committee 30 HWMSubject: Food stamps, full time college student eligible for under certain conditions, Social Services, Colleges and Universities
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970219 Introduced, read first time, 30 HWM referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 43-5-98 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON ENROLLED FULL TIME IN AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FOOD STAMPS IF THE PERSON IS ELIGIBLE OTHERWISE, IS RECEIVING AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN, AND IS MAINTAINING A "C" AVERAGE OR BETTER.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 43-5-98. (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person who is enrolled in an institution of higher education full time is eligible to receive food stamps if the person meets the financial eligibility requirements to receive foods, is receiving benefits from the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program, and maintains a 'C' or better average.
(B) For purposes of this section:
(1) 'Full time' means taking at least twelve semester hours or the equivalent under a nonsemester system.
(2) 'Institution of higher education' is a business, technical, trade, or vocational school that normally requires a high school diploma or equivalency certificate for enrollment or if the student is enrolled in a regular curriculum at a college or university that offers degree programs regardless of whether or not a high school diploma is required."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.