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May 3, 2001
Introduced by Reps. Bales, Knotts, Allen, Allison, Altman, Askins, Barfield, Barrett, Battle, Bingham, Bowers, Breeland, G. Brown, J. Brown, R. Brown, Campsen, Carnell, Cato, Chellis, Clyburn, Coates, Cobb-Hunter, Coleman, Cooper, Cotty, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Easterday, Edge, Emory, Fleming, Freeman, Frye, Gilham, Gourdine, Govan, Hamilton, Harrell, Harrison, Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, J. Hines, M. Hines, Hinson, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jennings, Keegan, Kelley, Kennedy, Kirsh, Klauber, Koon, Law, Leach, Lee, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Lloyd, Loftis, Lourie, Lucas, Mack, Martin, McCraw, McGee, McLeod, Meacham-Richardson, Merrill, Miller, Moody-Lawrence, J.H. Neal, J.M. Neal, Ott, Owens, Parks, Perry, Phillips, Quinn, Rhoad, Rice, Riser, Rivers, Robinson, Rodgers, Rutherford, Sandifer, Scarborough, Scott, Sharpe, Sheheen, Simrill, Sinclair, D.C. Smith, F.N. Smith, G.M. Smith, J.E. Smith, J.R. Smith, W.D. Smith, Snow, Stille, Stuart, Talley, Taylor, Thompson, Townsend, Tripp, Trotter, Vaughn, Walker, Webb, Weeks, Whatley, Whipper, White, Wilder, Witherspoon, A. Young, J. Young and Wilkins
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Read the first time March 13, 2001.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3669) to amend Section 59-104-20, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship program, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:
Amend the bill as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/SECTION 1. Section 59-104-20 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 2000, is further amended by adding at the end:
"If a student as a senior in high school was eligible to receive a Palmetto Fellows Scholarship but declined the scholarship and chose to attend an out-of-state college or university, he again becomes eligible if he transfers to a public senior institution of higher learning as defined in Section 59-103-5 following the immediate academic year after his freshman year at the out-of-state senior higher education institution and if he achieved at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale for a minimum of thirty credit hours during his freshman academic year, and provided that scholarship funds are available after all applicants for that year have been awarded a scholarship. The student may be eligible to receive the scholarship for the remaining three academic-years of undergraduate study provided that he meets the continued eligibility requirements for the scholarship program."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.
Majority favorable. Minority unfavorable.
WARREN K. GIESE LINDA H. SHORT
For Majority. For Minority.
TO AMEND SECTION 59-104-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A STUDENT ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SUCH A SCHOLARSHIP WHO CHOOSES TO ATTEND AN OUT-OF-STATE INSTITUTION MAY AGAIN BECOME ELIGIBLE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, IF HE TRANSFERS TO A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING IN THIS STATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-104-20 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 289 of 2000, is further amended by adding at the end:
"If a student as a senior in high school was eligible to receive a Palmetto Fellows Scholarship but chose to attend an out-of-state college or university, he again becomes eligible if he transfers to an eligible institution of higher learning after his freshman year at the out-of-state institution and if he achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for thirty or more credit hours."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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