South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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S. 241

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Young
Document Path: l:\s-res\try\015tuit.sp.try.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 12, 2021
Introduced in the House on March 18, 2021
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works

Summary: Military tuition rates

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   12/9/2020  Senate  Prefiled
   12/9/2020  Senate  Referred to Committee on Education
   1/12/2021  Senate  Introduced and read first time
   1/12/2021  Senate  Referred to Committee on Education
   3/10/2021  Senate  Committee report: Favorable Education 
                        (Senate Journal-page 7)
   3/16/2021  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 14)
   3/16/2021  Senate  Roll call Ayes-42  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 14)
   3/17/2021  Senate  Read third time and sent to House 
                        (Senate Journal-page 15)
   3/18/2021  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 10)
   3/18/2021  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 10)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/9/2020
3/10/2021

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COMMITTEE REPORT

March 10, 2021

S. 241

Introduced by Senator Young

S. Printed 3/10/21--S.

Read the first time January 12, 2021.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

To whom was referred a Bill (S. 241) to amend Section 59-112-50(c) of the 1976 Code, relating to the definition of "covered individual" for the purposes of tuition rates for military, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:

GREG HEMBREE for Committee.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 59-112-50(C) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "COVERED INDIVIDUAL" FOR THE PURPOSES OF TUITION RATES FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A VETERAN OR DEPENDENT ENROLL IN A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION WITHIN THREE YEAR'S OF THE VETERAN'S DISCHARGE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

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

SECTION    1.    Section 59-112-50(C) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(C)(1)    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a covered individual enrolled in a public institution of higher education and receiving educational assistance under Chapter 30, Chapter 31, and Chapter 33, Title 38 of the United States Code are entitled to pay in-state tuition and fees without regard to the length of time the covered individual has resided in this State.

(2)    For purposes of this subsection, a covered individual is defined as:

(a)    a veteran who served ninety days or longer on active duty in the uniformed service of the United States, their respective reserve forces, or the National Guard and who enrolls within three years of discharge;

(b)    a person who is entitled to and receiving assistance under Section 3319, Title 38 of the United States Code by virtue of the person's relationship to the veteran described in subitem (a) who enrolls within three years of the veteran's discharge;

(c)    a person using transferred benefits under Section 3319, Title 38 of the United States Code while the transferor is on active duty in the uniformed service of the United States, their respective reserve forces, or the National Guard;

(d)    a person who is entitled to and receiving assistance under Section 3311(b)(9), Title 38 of the United States Code; or

(e)    a person who is entitled to and is receiving assistance under Section 3102(a), Title 38 of the United States Code.

(3)    A covered individual must live in this State while enrolled at the in-state institution.

(4)    At the conclusion of the applicable three-year period in subsection (C)(2)(a) or (b), a covered individual shall remain eligible for in-state rates as long as he remains continuously enrolled in an in-state institution or transfers to another in-state institution during the term or semester, excluding summer terms, immediately following his enrollment at the previous in-state institution. In the event of a transfer, the in-state institution receiving the covered individual shall verify the covered individual's eligibility for in-state rates with the covered individual's prior in-state institution. It is the responsibility of the transferring covered individual to ensure all documents required to verify both the previous and present residency decisions are provided to the in-state institution."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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