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Sponsors: Reps. Allison, Trantham, Felder, Simrill, Ligon, Collins, Calhoon, Huggins, McCabe and Pope
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Introduced in the House on February 18, 2021
Introduced in the Senate on March 11, 2021
Last Amended on March 24, 2021
Passed by the General Assembly on April 8, 2021
Governor's Action: April 16, 2021, Signed
Summary: Homeschool student interscholastic participation waiver
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/18/2021 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 60) 2/18/2021 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 60) 3/9/2021 House Recalled from Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 31) 3/10/2021 House Amended (House Journal-page 13) 3/10/2021 House Read second time (House Journal-page 13) 3/10/2021 House Roll call Yeas-104 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 14) 3/11/2021 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 18) 3/11/2021 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8) 3/11/2021 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 8) 3/17/2021 Senate Recalled from Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 3) 3/23/2021 Senate Special order, set for March 23, 2021 (Senate Journal-page 41) 3/24/2021 Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 41) 3/24/2021 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 41) 3/24/2021 Senate Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 41) 3/25/2021 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 32) 3/25/2021 Scrivener's error corrected 4/8/2021 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 10) 4/15/2021 Ratified R 28 4/16/2021 Signed By Governor 4/21/2021 Effective date 04/16/21
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NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF SECTION 59-63-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LIMITATIONS ON HOMESCHOOL STUDENT ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES, ARE WAVIED FOR THE 2020-2021 AND 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEARS; AND TO PROVIDE THE FOUR ACADEMIC COURSE REQUIREMENT OF SECTION 59-39-160, AND AS ALSO MAY BE PROVIDED BY REGULATION, FOR STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING SPORTS-RELATED ACTIVITIES, IS WAIVED FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND TO PROVIDE STUDENTS MUST ACHIEVE AN OVERALL PASSING AVERAGE IN AT LEAST THREE ACADEMIC COURSES AND BE ON TRACK FOR GRADUATION TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING ALL SPORTS-RELATED ACTIVITIES, FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Homeschool student participation eligibility
SECTION 1. For the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 School Years, the requirements of Section 59-63-100(A)(3) of the 1976 Code are waived for homeschool students as defined in Section 59-65-40, 59-65-45, or 59-65-47. For the purposes of this resolution, eligible students must have been enrolled in a public school for the beginning of either the 2019-2020 School Year or 2020-2021 School Year.
Academic coursework requirement for participation eligibility
SECTION 2. The four academic course requirement provided by Section 59-39-160, and as also may be provided by regulation, for all students to participate in interscholastic activities, including all sports-related activities, is waived due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2020-2021 School Year. And for this school year, to participate in interscholastic activities, including all sports-related activities, students must achieve an overall passing average in at least three academic courses and be on track for graduation.
SECTION 3. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval of the Governor.
Ratified the 15th day of April, 2021.
Approved the 16th day of April, 2021. -- T.
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