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Sponsors: Reps. Ott, Collins, R. Williams, Kirby, Felder, Clyburn, Jefferson, Haddon, Allison, Trantham, Oremus, Anderson, Hosey, K.O. Johnson, Pendarvis, Henegan, Brittain, M.M. Smith, Rose, Brawley, Atkinson, Herbkersman, Cobb-Hunter and Calhoon
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 516, 520, 3838, 3886
Introduced in the House on February 9, 2021
Currently residing in the House Committee on Ways and Means
Summary: Teachers & Support Staff COVID-19 vaccinations
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/9/2021 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 29) 2/9/2021 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 29) 2/10/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cobb-Hunter 2/16/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Calhoon
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TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO INCLUDE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE K-12 SCHOOL TEACHERS AND ANYONE WHOSE CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT REQUIRES THEM TO BE LOCATED IN A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL BUILDING IN PHASE 1A OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE PLAN, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NO LATER THAN TWENTY-EIGHT DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS JOINT RESOLUTION, EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT MUST OFFER FIVE-DAY, IN-PERSON CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION TO STUDENTS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The Department of Health and Environmental Control shall include public and private K-12 school teachers and anyone whose condition of employment requires them to be located in a public or private school building in Phase 1a of the department's COVID-19 vaccine plan so as to allow schools to return to in-person instruction five days a week. This requirement includes, but is not limited to, support staff, janitors, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, and substitute teachers. This requirement does not apply to district office employees. No later than twenty-eight days after the effective date of this joint resolution, every school district must offer five-day, in-person classroom instruction to students.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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