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4290Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000111Primary Sponsor: WalkerAll Sponsors: Walker, Stille, Wilder, Klauber, Bales, J. Smith, Barrett, Cotty, Hawkins, Harvin, Rodgers, Hamilton, LeachDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\20827sd00.docCompanion Bill Number: 1066Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Education Committee 04 SEDDate of Last Amendment: 20000412Subject: National Guard members may receive free tuition when meet requirements; Adjutant General, Colleges and UniversitiesHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20000418 Introduced, read first time, 04 SED referred to Committee House 20000413 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20000412 Amended, read second time House 20000406 Committee report: Favorable with 30 HWM amendment House 20000118 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Hamilton Leach House 20000118 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Rodgers House 20000111 Introduced, read first time, 30 HWM referred to Committee House 19991110 Prefiled, referred to Committee 30 HWM Versions of This Bill Revised on April 6, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 12, 2000 - Word format
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April 12, 2000
Introduced by Reps. Walker, Stille, Wilder, Klauber, Bales, J. Smith, Barrett, Cotty, Hawkins, Harvin, Rodgers, Hamilton and Leach
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Read the first time January 11, 2000.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-111-75 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT THROUGH THE ADJUTANT GENERAL TO DEVELOP A LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM WHEREBY TALENTED AND QUALIFIED STATE RESIDENTS MAY ATTEND STATE PUBLIC OR PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING INCENTIVES FOR ENLISTING OR REMAINING IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD IN AREAS OF CRITICAL NEED, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROCEDURES, CONDITIONS, AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROGRAM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-111-75. The Military Department through the Adjutant General, in consultation with the staff of the South Carolina Student Loan Corporation, shall develop a loan repayment program whereby talented and qualified state residents may attend state public or private colleges and universities for the purpose of providing incentives for enlisting or remaining in the South Carolina National Guard in areas of critical need. Areas of critical need must be defined annually for that purpose by the state Adjutant General. The Adjutant General shall promulgate appropriate regulations to set forth the terms of the loan repayment program, upon the advice of a loan repayment advisory board. The loan repayment advisory board shall consist of the Adjutant General, the State Command Sergeant Major, and three commissioned officers of the South Carolina National Guard. The Governor, Superintendent of Education, and the Adjutant General each shall appoint one such officer. The regulations shall define limitations on monetary repayment amounts, successful participation within the National Guard, successful school matriculation, and other requirements for participation in the loan repayment program. In case of failure to complete the term of enlistment, failure to successfully participate in the National Guard, noncompliance by a borrower with the terms of the loan, or failure to comply with regulations of the program, the borrower's participation in the loan repayment program may be terminated and the borrower remains subject to those provisions as provided in the loan documents. The borrower shall execute the necessary legal documents to reflect his obligation to the lending entity and the terms and conditions of the loan. The loan program, as implemented herein shall be administered by a separate student loan provider. Of the funds appropriated by the General Assembly for the loan repayment program, such funds must be retained in a separate account and used on a revolving basis for purposes of the loan repayment program. The State Treasurer shall disburse funds from this account as requested by the Adjutant General and upon warrant of the Comptroller General. Funds in the account and any earnings thereon may be carried forward in succeeding fiscal years and used for the purposes of the loan repayment program. The Adjutant General shall review the loan program annually and report to the General Assembly on its progress and results."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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