South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 4455

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Moore, R. Williams, Henegan, Govan, Rose, Mack, Pendarvis, Gagnon, Henderson-Myers, Alexander, Hosey, Bales, Rivers, S. Williams, Brawley, Simmons, Bamberg, Clyburn, Howard, Gilliard, Dillard, Garvin, Norrell, Ridgeway and Wheeler
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Introduced in the House on April 11, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works

Summary: Teachers First Act

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   4/11/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 77)
   4/11/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 77)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

4/11/2019

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A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-250 SO AS TO ENACT THE "TEACHERS FIRST ACT", TO PROVIDE THAT IN THE EVENT THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS ENACTS LEGISLATION IN WHICH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFERS THREE DOLLARS FOR EVERY ONE STATE DOLLAR TO INCREASE TEACHER SALARIES, THEN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE FUNDS SO THAT EACH ELIGIBLE CERTIFIED SOUTH CAROLINA TEACHER RECEIVES A PERMANENT RAISE THAT WOULD BRING THE TEACHER'S SALARY UP TO THAT OF AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A COMPARABLE PROFESSION.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    This act may be cited as the "Teachers First Act".

SECTION    2.    Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 11 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 11-11-250.    In the event the United States Congress enacts legislation in which the federal government offers three dollars for every one State dollar to increase teacher salaries, then, each year, the General Assembly shall appropriate sufficient funds so that each eligible certified South Carolina teacher, as specified by the federal legislation, receives a permanent raise that would bring the teacher's salary up to that of an individual with a comparable profession. The average salary increase would be equal to approximately nineteen percent."

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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