South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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H. 3608

STATUS INFORMATION

Joint Resolution
Sponsors: Reps. Lucas, G.M. Smith, Allison, Whitmire and McGarry
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11140dg21.docx

Introduced in the House on January 12, 2021
Introduced in the Senate on January 28, 2021
Last Amended on January 27, 2021
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Finance

Summary: Charter School District, funding

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/12/2021  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 256)
   1/12/2021  House   Referred to Committee on Ways and Means 
                        (House Journal-page 256)
   1/26/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McGarry
   1/26/2021  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Ways and 
                        Means (House Journal-page 2)
   1/27/2021  House   Amended (House Journal-page 35)
   1/27/2021  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 35)
   1/27/2021  House   Roll call Yeas-107  Nays-5 (House Journal-page 35)
   1/28/2021          Scrivener's error corrected
   1/28/2021  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 22)
   1/28/2021  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7)
   1/28/2021  Senate  Referred to Committee on Finance (Senate Journal-page 7)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/12/2021
1/26/2021
1/27/2021
1/28/2021

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AMENDED

January 27, 2021

H. 3608

Introduced by Reps. Lucas, G.M. Smith, Allison, Whitmire and McGarry

S. Printed 1/27/21--H.    [SEC 1/28/21 10:29 AM]

Read the first time January 12, 2021.

            

A JOINT RESOLUTION

TO ADDRESS A FUNDING SHORTFALL FOR THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL DISTRICT AS A RESULT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ENACTING ACT 135 OF 2020 DUE TO FINANCIAL UNCERTAINTIES CAUSED BY THE COVID-19 VIRUS, BY APPROPRIATING NINE MILLION DOLLARS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR PER PUPIL FUNDING FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR.

Amend Title To Conform

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

SECTION    1.    From the 2018-2019 Contingency Reserve Fund, there is appropriated $9,000,000 to the Department of Education for distribution to the Public Charter School District, including the Charter Institute at Erskine, for per pupil funding in accordance with Act 91 of 2019, Part 1.B. Proviso 1.A.50.

SECTION    2.    Notwithstanding Section 59-40-55 of the 1976 CODE, in the current fiscal year, a charter school sponsor may, but is not required to, approve charter applications that meet the requirements specified in Sections 59-40-50 and 59-40-60.

SECTION    3.    This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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