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Sponsors: Reps. S. Rivers, Henegan, Williams and Jefferson
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 4963
Introduced in the House on February 7, 2018
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works
Summary: Resource officer
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/7/2018 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 62) 2/7/2018 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 62) 3/22/2018 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henegan, Williams, Jefferson
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-66-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL ENSURE THE CONTINUOUS PRESENCE OF SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS DURING REGULAR OPERATING HOURS, TO PROVIDE VARIOUS MEANS BY WHICH DISTRICTS MAY SATISFY THIS REQUIREMENT, AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS APPLICABLE JULY 1, 2018.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 66, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-66-25. (A) A school district shall ensure the continuous presence of a school resource officer at each public school in the district during regular operating hours by requesting a school resource officer be assigned to each school in the district pursuant to Section 5-7-12. If a municipality or county in which a school is located declines to designate an officer to be assigned to the school to serve as a resource officer as provided in Section 5-7-12, the district shall either:
(1) enter an agreement with the municipality or county to share the cost of having the municipality or county designate an officer to be assigned as a resource office to a school; or
(2) hire an officer or employee to serve as a resource officer in a school, provided the employee must meet the minimum requirements of being a sworn law enforcement officer as provided in Chapter 23, Title 23.
(B) A district is not required to use item (A)(1) or (2) districtwide, but may vary which item is used for each school as circumstances warrant in the discretion of the district."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect July 1, 2018.
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