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Sponsors: Reps. J.R. Smith, Loftis, Hinson, G.R. Smith, Haskins, Barfield, Vaughn, Clark, Frye, Davenport, Viers, Haley, Altman, Bailey, Cato, Ceips, Chellis, Clemmons, Dantzler, Edge, Hagood, Hamilton, Harrell, Herbkersman, Huggins, Limehouse, Littlejohn, McGee, Merrill, Perry, E.H. Pitts, Rice, Sandifer, Scarborough, D.C. Smith, W.D. Smith, Talley, Tripp, Young, Owens and Leach
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Introduced in the House on March 3, 2005
Introduced in the Senate on January 18, 2006
Last Amended on January 12, 2006
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Education
Summary: Schools may contract with private individuals or contractors for transportation services
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/3/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-18 3/3/2005 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means HJ-19 5/11/2005 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Ways and Means HJ-17 5/18/2005 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Kennedy, JE Smith, Scott, J Brown, R Brown, Whipper, FN Smith, Allen, Davenport, Hosey, JR Smith, Hinson, and Cooper HJ-67 5/31/2005 House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, June 1, 2005 HJ-127 6/1/2005 House Debate adjourned until Thursday, June 2, 2005 HJ-107 1/10/2006 House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, January 11, 2006 HJ-64 1/11/2006 House Debate adjourned until Thursday, January 12, 2006 HJ-21 1/12/2006 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Owens 1/12/2006 House Amended HJ-16 1/12/2006 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, January 17, 2006 HJ-20 1/17/2006 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Leach 1/17/2006 House Read second time HJ-22 1/17/2006 House Roll call Yeas-58 Nays-47 HJ-23 1/18/2006 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-187 1/18/2006 Senate Introduced and read first time 1/18/2006 Senate Referred to Committee on Education
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January 17, 2006
Introduced by Reps. J.R. Smith, Loftis, Hinson, G.R. Smith, Haskins, Barfield, Vaughn, Clark, Frye, Davenport, Viers, Haley, Altman, Bailey, Cato, Ceips, Chellis, Clemmons, Dantzler, Edge, Hagood, Hamilton, Harrell, Herbkersman, Huggins, Limehouse, Littlejohn, McGee, Merrill, Perry, E.H. Pitts, Rice, Sandifer, Scarborough, D.C. Smith, W.D. Smith, Talley, Tripp, Young, Owens and Leach
S. Printed 1/17/06--H.
Read the first time March 3, 2005.
TO AMEND SECTION 59-67-460, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CONTRACTS FOR SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY CONTRACT WITH PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS OR CONTRACTORS FOR ITS TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AND TO PROVIDE THE FORMULA BY WHICH THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD SHALL CALCULATE STATE AID.
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-67-460 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-67-460. (A)
Any county board of education A school district may at any time contract for any part or all of its transportation services with private individuals or contractors for the furnishing of such these services. In any such this instance the county board of education school district shall execute the contracts. The county board shall school district must be responsible for the payment of all sums due under contracts so entered into pursuant to this section and shall receive aid from the State for pupils thus transported only on the basis of the average per pupil operating cost of State-owned equipment for the current year as determined by the State Board of Education. as calculated by the State Budget and Control Board to include that district's proportional share of the current year's state appropriations of any money used for school transportation activities, including fuel, maintenance, parts, driver's salaries, insurance, and any other relevant activities, based on actual expenditures in that district as they relate to total statewide expenditures for school transportation activities, including fuel, maintenance, parts, driver's salaries, insurance, and any other relevant activities in the year previous to the decision to contract. The State Department of Education promptly shall deliver to the Budget and Control Board a full and complete accounting of all state expenditures on school transportation pursuant to this subsection upon request.
Board board may enter into agreements an agreement with county boards of education a school district whereby pupils living in isolated areas may be transported by special arrangements when such transportation can be provided at lower cost than by operating a regular bus route."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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