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1332Ratification Number: 309Act Number: 281Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000412Primary Sponsor: RybergAll Sponsors: Ryberg and WilsonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11989ac00.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000503Date of Last Amendment: 20000425Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20000519Subject: Public government employees, colleges, tuition waived for child of when disabled or killed in duty; Retirement SystemsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20000606 Act No. A281 ------ 20000519 Signed by Governor ------ 20000516 Ratified R309 House 20000503 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 20000502 Read second time House 20000426 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Senate 20000425 Amended, read third time, sent to House Senate 20000420 Read second time, notice of general amendments ------ 20000413 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000412 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on April 12, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 13, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 25, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 26, 2000 - Word format
(A281, R309, S1332)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-111-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TUITION NOT REQUIRED FROM CHILDREN OF FIREMEN, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, AND CERTAIN OTHER PUBLIC EMPLOYEES TOTALLY DISABLED OR KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY, SO AS TO EXTEND THIS PROVISION TO CHILDREN OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TOTALLY DISABLED OR KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 1996 AS A RESULT OF A FELONY COMMITTED AGAINST THE EMPLOYEE AND TO LIMIT THIS TUITION TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSES OR CURRICULUM; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-111-145 TO DEFINE "GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE" FOR PURPOSES OF THE TUITION PAYMENTS AUTHORIZED BY THIS ACT AS A PERSON WHO IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Tuition to be paid for children of government employees killed in the line of duty
SECTION 1. Section 59-111-110 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-111-110. No tuition may be charged for a period of four school years by any state-supported college or university or any state-supported vocational or technical school for children of:
(1) firemen, both regularly employed and members of volunteer organized units, organized rescue squad members, members of the Civil Air Patrol, law enforcement officers, or corrections officers, as defined herein, including reserve and auxiliary units of counties or municipalities who become totally disabled or are killed in the line of duty on or after July 1, 1964;
(2) government employees who become totally disabled or are killed in the line of duty while working on state time on or after July 1, 1996, as a result of a criminal act committed against them which constitutes a felony under the laws of this State.
The tuition authorized to be paid by this section applies only to undergraduate courses or curriculum and may be paid for a period not exceeding four years, regardless of the number of state-supported colleges, universities, or state-supported vocational or technical schools the child attends."
SECTION 2. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-111-145. For the purposes of this article, a government employee means a person who is required to participate in the state retirement system."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 16th day of May, 2000.
Approved the 19th day of May, 2000.
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