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3282Ratification Number: 5Act Number: 115Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010117Primary Sponsor: TownsendAll Sponsors: Townsend, Neilson, Jennings, Harrison, McLeod, ScottDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22767dfw01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20010125Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20010201Subject: Praxis II subject area exam for teachers, time period in which Education Department may waive; School DistrictsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20011116 Act No. A115 ------ 20010201 Signed by Governor ------ 20010130 Ratified R5 Senate 20010125 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 20010124 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20010123 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference House 20010119 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20010118 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 20010118 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. McLeod Scott House 20010117 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on January 17, 2001 - Word format Revised on January 23, 2001 - Word format
(A115, R5, H3282)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 387 OF 2000, RELATING TO THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001, BY AMENDING PART 1B (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS), PARAGRAPH 1.25 SO AS TO INCREASE FROM SIX TO TWELVE MONTHS THE PERIOD THAT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MAY WAIVE THE REQUIRED PRAXIS II SUBJECT AREA EXAM FOR CERTAIN TEACHERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Period extended for waiver
SECTION 1. Paragraph 1.25, Part 1B, Act 387 of 2000, is amended to read:
"1.25. (SDE: Praxis Waiver) For individuals with work experience and content area degree, but who lack South Carolina teaching credentials, the State Board of Education for the Critical Need Teacher Certification Program is authorized to waive, for an individual program eligibility purposes, the satisfactory completion of the Praxis II subject area exam for up to twelve months after the first day of employment. Attendance at the preservice institute may be waived if unavoidable circumstances prevent the individual from meeting the requirement; however, attendance is required at the next preservice institute. The individual granted either or both of these waivers shall be entitled to compensation under the school district's teacher salary schedule based on degree and years experience as a teacher."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 30th day of January, 2001.
Approved the 1st day of February, 2001.
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