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Sponsors: Senators Fanning and McLeod
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Introduced in the Senate on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Finance
Summary: Teacher employment, retired teachers
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/12/2018 Senate Prefiled 12/12/2018 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance 1/8/2019 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 155) 1/8/2019 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance (Senate Journal-page 155)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 9-1-1795, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF CERTAIN RETIRED TEACHERS WITHOUT THE LOSS OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS, SO AS TO ALLOW CERTAIN CERTIFIED EMPLOYEES TO BE HIRED WITHOUT A LOSS OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE MEMBER SELECTED FOR EMPLOYMENT MEETS THE UNIQUE QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED BY THE HIRING SCHOOL DISTRICT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 9-1-1795(A) and (B) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 9-1-1795. (A) A retired member of the system may return to employment covered by the system without affecting the monthly retirement allowance he is receiving from the system if the retired member is a certified teacher and is employed by a school district to teach in the classroom in his area of certification in a critical academic need area or geographic need area as defined by the State Board of Education. Also a retired member of the system may return to employment covered by the system without affecting the monthly retirement allowance he is receiving if the retired member is a certified employee in a critical need area or geographic need area as defined by the State Board of Education.
(B) For the provisions of this section to apply, the Department of Education
must shall review and approve, from the documentation provided by the school district, that no qualified, nonretired member is available for employment in the position, and that the member selected for employment meets the requirements of this section unique qualifications required by the hiring school district. However, a school district may not consider a member of the system for employment before May thirty-first of each year. After approval is received from the Department of Education, school districts must shall notify the State Board of Education of the engagement of a retired member as a teacher and the department must shall notify the State Retirement System of their exemption from the earnings limitation. If the employing district fails to notify the department of the engagement of a retired member as a teacher, the district shall reimburse the system for all benefits wrongly paid to the retired member."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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