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3542Ratification Number: 78Act Number: 116Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010214Primary Sponsor: AllisonAll Sponsors: Allison, Cotty, McCraw, J.R. Smith, KnottsDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\20196sd01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20010515Date of Last Amendment: 20010307Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20010529Subject: Education Improvement Act appropriated funds used for teacher salaries exempt from spending reductions; School DistrictsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20011116 Act No. A116 ------ 20010529 Signed by Governor ------ 20010523 Ratified R78 Senate 20010515 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 20010514 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20010509 Committee report: Favorable 06 SF Senate 20010313 Introduced, read first time, 06 SF referred to Committee House 20010309 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20010308 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20010309 House 20010308 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Knotts House 20010307 Amended House 20010306 Committee report: Favorable with 30 HWM amendment House 20010214 Introduced, read first time, 30 HWM referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 6, 2001 - Word format Revised on March 7, 2001 - Word format Revised on March 8, 2001 - Word format Revised on May 9, 2001 - Word format
(A116, R78, H3542)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT LAPSED EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT ACT FUNDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001 AND PRIOR YEARS MUST BE USED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR STIPULATED PRIORITY EXPENDITURES AND TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR EIA TEACHER SALARIES AND RELATED FRINGE BENEFITS ARE EXEMPT FROM REQUIRED SPENDING REDUCTIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Use of lapsed EIA funds; exemption from spending reductions
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any lapsed Education Improvement Act (EIA) funds, to include unexpended appropriated funds or revenue in excess of appropriations in the Education Improvement Act (EIA) fund, in the current fiscal year or in any prior fiscal year must first be used and are authorized to be used by the Department of Education in the following priority order:
(1) to offset an official EIA revenue shortfall declared by the Board of Economic Advisors;
(2) to fund any school district's appropriation deficit in EIA teacher salary supplement, teacher salary supplement fringe, or National Board Certification Incentives;
(3) the remaining lapsed funds must be used in accordance with Section 59-21-420 of the 1976 Code. Furthermore, in the event an official EIA revenue shortfall is declared, funds appropriated for EIA teacher salaries and related fringe benefits in the 2000-2001 general appropriations act are exempt from any reduction required to offset the shortfall.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 23rd day of May, 2001.
Approved the 29th day of May, 2001.
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