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357Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20010221Primary Sponsor: GregoryAll Sponsors: Gregory and ShortDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\pt\1220dw01.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPWSubject: Education Oversight Committee, Superintendent of Education or designee added as ex officio nonvoting memberHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20010501 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Senate 20010427 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20010426 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday 20010427 Senate 20010424 Committee report: Favorable 04 SED Senate 20010221 Introduced, read first time, 04 SED referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 24, 2001 - Word format
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To whom was referred a Bill (S. 357) to amend Section 59-6-10, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the Education Oversight Committee, so as to increase its membership, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
WARREN K. GIESE for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 59-6-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, SO AS TO INCREASE ITS MEMBERSHIP FROM SEVENTEEN TO EIGHTEEN BY ADDING A MEMBER WHO MUST BE A SUPERINTENDENT OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-6-10(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 400 of 1998, is further amended to read:
"(A) In order to assist in, recommend, and supervise implementation of programs and expenditure of funds for the Education Accountability Act and the Education Improvement Act of 1984, the Education Oversight Committee is to serve as the oversight committee for these acts. The Education Oversight Committee shall:
(1) review and monitor the implementation and evaluation of the Education Accountability Act and Education Improvement Act programs and funding;
(2) make programmatic and funding recommendations to the General Assembly;
(3) report annually to the General Assembly, State Board of Education, and the public on the progress of the programs;
(4) recommend Education Accountability Act and EIA program changes to state agencies and other entities as it considers necessary.
Each state agency and entity responsible for implementing the Education Accountability Act and the Education Improvement Act funded programs shall submit to the Education Oversight Committee programs and expenditure reports and budget requests as needed and in a manner prescribed by the Education Oversight Committee.
The committee consists of the following persons:
(1) Speaker of the House of Representatives or his designee;
(2) President Pro Tempore of the Senate or his designee;
(3) Chairman of the Education and Public Works Committee of the House of Representatives or his designee;
(4) Chairman of the Education Committee of the Senate or his designee;
(5) Governor or his designee;
(6) Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives or his designee;
(7) Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Senate or his designee;
(8) Five members representing business and industry who must have experience in business, management, or policy to be appointed as follows: one by the Governor, one by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, one by the Speaker of the House, one by the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and one by the Chairman of the House Education and Public Works Committee;
(9) Five members representing public education teachers and principals to be appointed as follows: one by the Governor, one by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, one by the Speaker of the House, one by the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and one by the Chairman of the House Education and Public Works Committee
(10) one member who must be a superintendent of a public school to be appointed by the Governor.
Initial appointment must be made by July 31, 1998, at which time the Governor or his designee shall call the first meeting. At the initial meeting, a chairman elected from the members representing the business and industry appointees and a vice chairman representing the education members shall be elected by a majority vote of the committee. The members appointed pursuant to items (1) through
(7) (8) may serve notwithstanding the provisions of Section 8-13-770. Their terms of office on the committee must be coterminous with their terms of office as Governor or members of the General Assembly."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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