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February 1, 2006
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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-67-580 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL IMPLEMENT A SCHOOL BUS REPLACEMENT CYCLE TO REPLACE APPROXIMATELY ONE-TWELFTH OF THE FLEET EACH YEAR, RESULTING IN A COMPLETE REPLACEMENT OF THE FLEET EVERY TWELVE YEARS.
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 67, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-67-580. (A) With funds appropriated by the General Assembly, the State Board of Education shall implement a school bus replacement cycle to replace approximately one-twelfth of the fleet each year, resulting in a complete replacement of the fleet every twelve years.
(B) With funds appropriated by the General Assembly, the department shall establish a grant program to fund transportation of students to alternate public schools including but not limited to charter schools, vocational second and third choice schools, magnet schools, montessori schools, international baccalaureate schools, and English as a second language schools. Those districts having alternate public schools may apply to the department for grants funds to pay for the additional cost of transporting students to these schools."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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