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Sponsors: Senator Hayes
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Introduced in the Senate on January 13, 2015
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Education
Summary: Higher Education Excellence Enhancement Program
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/10/2014 Senate Prefiled 12/10/2014 Senate Referred to Committee on Education 1/13/2015 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 121) 1/13/2015 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 121)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 2-77-15, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "ELIGIBLE INSTITUTION" AS IT PERTAINS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHER EDUCATION EXCELLENCE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM, SO AS TO INCLUDE AN INSTITUTION THAT OFFERS AT LEAST ONE NONSECTARIAN PROGRAM AT THE BACCALAUREATE LEVEL, AND TO INCLUDE AN INSTITUTION ACCREDITED BY AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND ALSO RECEIVES TITLE III FUNDING.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 2-77-15(1) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 162 of 2005, is further amended to read:
"(1) 'Eligible institution' means a four-year institution of higher learning or an institution of higher learning that is accredited to offer, and is actively offering, at least one nonsectarian program at the baccalaureate level:
(a) at which sixty percent or more of the enrolled undergraduate students were low-income and educationally disadvantaged students, for the four consecutive years immediately preceding the then current year;
(b) that is defined in Part B, Subchapter III, Chapter 28, Title 20 of the United States Code;
(c)(i) that is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; or
(ii) that is accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the United States Department of Education and that receives Title III funding;
(d) that is organized as a nonprofit corporation or is a public institution; and
(e) that has its main campus located in South Carolina."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect July 1, 2015.
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