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4616Ratification Number: 426Act Number: 351Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000215Primary Sponsor: TownsendAll Sponsors: TownsendDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\20995sd00.docCompanion Bill Number: 1140Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000601Date of Last Amendment: 20000525Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20000614Subject: Education Board, hearings connected with teacher certificates; School Districts; Archives and History CommissionHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20000628 Act No. A351 ------ 20000614 Signed by Governor ------ 20000608 Ratified R426 House 20000601 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 20000531 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 20000525 Amended Senate 20000524 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20000523 Recalled from Committee, 04 SED placed on the Calendar Senate 20000509 Introduced, read first time, 04 SED referred to Committee House 20000505 Read third time, sent to Senate ------ 20000505 Scrivener's error corrected House 20000504 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20000505 House 20000504 Request for debate withdrawn by Representative Walker Townsend Allison R. Smith Sheheen Robinson Clyburn Breeland Hinson Stille Bales House 20000503 Request for debate by Representative Allison Sheheen R. Smith Breeland House 20000503 Request for debate withdrawn by Representative Fleming Whatley Knotts Cato House 20000425 Request for debate by Representative Knotts Fleming Robinson Koon Whatley Bales Hinson Townsend Walker Martin Cato Stille Clyburn House 20000419 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 20000425 House 20000419 Reconsidered vote whereby read second time House 20000419 Read second time House 20000412 Committee report: Favorable 21 HEPW House 20000215 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 12, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 4, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 5, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 23, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 25, 2000 - Word format
(A351, R426, H4616)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-5-70, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO HEARINGS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO PERMIT THE BOARD TO DESIGNATE A HEARING OFFICER AS WELL AS ONE OF ITS MEMBERS TO HOLD HEARINGS FOR THE PURPOSE OF HEARING MATTERS RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF TEACHER CERTIFICATES AND REQUIRE THE HEARING OFFICER TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD FOR FINAL ACTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 60-11-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A REPRESENTATIVE INSTEAD OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINIANA SOCIETY SHALL SERVE AS A NON-EX OFFICIO MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Hearing officer may be designated
SECTION 1. Section 59-5-70 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-5-70. (A) The board may, in its discretion, designate one or more of its members to conduct any hearing in connection with any responsibility of the board and to make a report on any such hearing to the board for its determination.
(B) The board in its discretion may also designate a hearing officer for the purpose of hearing matters relating to the suspension or revocation of teacher certificates. The hearing officer shall then make a recommendation to the board for final action."
Commission of Archives and History, membership
SECTION 2. Section 60-11-40 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Part II, Section 100 of Act 100 of 1999, is further amended to read:
"Section 60-11-40. (1) The South Carolina Department of Archives and History is under the control of the South Carolina Commission of Archives and History which consists of five ex officio members and six non-ex officio members.
(2) The five ex officio members are the heads of the departments of history of the University of South Carolina, The Citadel, Clemson University, Winthrop University, and the head of the Department of Political Science and History of South Carolina State University, and their successors, or, upon approval of the governing board of the respective institution, their designees.
(3) Six non-ex officio members shall be appointed by the Governor as follows: one member upon the recommendation of the South Carolina Historical Society, one member upon the recommendation of the American Legion, Department of South Carolina, one member upon the recommendation of the South Carolina Historical Association, and one member upon the recommendation of the University South Caroliniana Society. Each shall serve for a term of five years. Two members shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate for terms of office to run concurrently with the term of the Governor. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.
(4) The South Carolina Commission of Archives and History must hold at least one regular meeting during the year and as many special meetings as may be necessary at the office of the commission. Special meetings may be called by the chairman, or, in his absence, by the vice-chairman. Six members of the commission constitute a quorum.
(5) All members of the commission shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in attending meetings and otherwise performing their duties under the direction of the commission. The members who are not employed by the State shall receive the per diem paid by the State to members of boards and commissions during their attendance at meetings."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 8th day of June, 2000.
Approved the 14th day of June, 2000.
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