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Sponsors: Reps. Lucas, Clyburn and Cotty
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Introduced in the House on January 8, 2008
Introduced in the Senate on February 6, 2008
Last Amended on February 5, 2008
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Education
Summary: Palmetto Fellows Scholarship
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/5/2007 House Prefiled 12/5/2007 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 1/8/2008 House Introduced and read first time HJ-29 1/8/2008 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-29 1/30/2008 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works HJ-4 1/31/2008 Scrivener's error corrected 2/5/2008 House Amended HJ-40 2/5/2008 House Read second time HJ-41 2/6/2008 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-14 2/6/2008 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-15 2/6/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on Education SJ-15
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 5, 2008
S. Printed 2/5/08--H.
Read the first time January 8, 2008.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-104-28 SO AS TO ESTABLISH ALTERNATIVE CRITERIA FOR STUDENTS GRADUATING IN 2008 AND THEREAFTER WHO ATTEND A MAGNET SCHOOL, AS DEFINED, FOR THE AWARDING OF PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIPS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 59, Title 104 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-104-28. (A) For the purposes of this section, a 'magnet school' is defined as a public school within a school district:
(1) whose enrollment is open to all students of that district;
(2) that emphasizes an academic theme; and
(3) that was established for desegregation purposes in response to the United States District Court Order.
(B) Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, a student graduating from a magnet school as defined in subsection (A) may use, in addition to criteria set for Palmetto Fellows eligibility in Section 59-104-20(G), the class rank in the senior class from the high school he would have attended had there been no magnet school when applying for a Palmetto Fellows Scholarship. The submission of this application by the magnet school student may not cause the regular high school to exceed the six percent limitation from its senior class for these scholarships.
(C) The magnet high school must be responsible for obtaining official documentation from the regular high school that the magnet high school student is within the top six percent of the senior class. This documentation must be submitted with the student's Palmetto Fellows Scholarship application supporting documents. The official documentation shall include the name of the regular high school, the number in the senior class, and the student's exact rank in the senior class. Once the Commission on Higher Education has received all eligible applications, the commission shall ensure that the sending high schools do not exceed six percent of their classes with the inclusion of the magnet school applicants."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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