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Sponsors: Senators L. Martin, Campsen, Rose and Ford
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Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2012
Introduced in the House on May 30, 2012
Last Amended on February 14, 2012
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works
Summary: Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities for Military Children Act
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11/28/2011 Senate Prefiled 11/28/2011 Senate Referred to Committee on Education 1/10/2012 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8) 1/10/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 8) 2/9/2012 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education (Senate Journal-page 7) 2/14/2012 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 13) 4/24/2012 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 21) 4/24/2012 Senate Roll call Ayes-36 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 21) 5/29/2012 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 11) 5/30/2012 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 10) 5/30/2012 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 10)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
February 14, 2012
S. Printed 2/14/12--S.
Read the first time January 10, 2012.
TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE EQUAL ACCESS TO INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES FOR MILITARY CHILDREN ACT, BY ADDING SECTION 59-17-160, TO PROVIDE THAT A CHILD OF A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES ATTENDING SCHOOL IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT WHO LIVES WITH A RESIDENT OF THE DISTRICT OTHER THAN THE CHILD'S PARENT IS ENTITLED TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES OFFERED BY THE CHILD'S SCHOOL.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. This act may be cited as the "Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities for Military Children Act".
SECTION 2. Chapter 17, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-17-160. (A) For purposes of this section 'interscholastic activities' includes, but is not limited to, athletics, music, speech, and other extracurricular activities.
(B) A child of a member of the armed forces who attends school in a school district who lives with a resident of the district other than a parent of the child pursuant to a power of attorney, court order, or written military family care plan is entitled to participate in any interscholastic activity offered by the school regardless of whether the child ever resided in the district with a parent of the child.
(C) A school district may not contract with any entity that supervises interscholastic activities if the private entity would prohibit a child identified in subsection (B) from participating in the activity supervised by the entity.
(D) The provisions of this section must be construed as providing protections in addition to and not in conflict with and do not supersede any protections provided to an applicable child by the Interstate Compact on Education Opportunity for Military Children."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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