View Amendment Current Amendment: 82A to Bill 4100

Senators JACKSON and HEMBREE proposes the following amendment (SA\4100C029.NBD.SA21.DOCX):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 538, after line 28, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:

/ (GP: Vaccination Scholarship) From the funds appropriated in this act and previously appropriated to the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), DHEC shall transfer $50,000,000 from COVID-19 related appropriations to the Commission on Higher Education (CHE) in consultation with the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education to provide a vaccine incentive program that offers a $250 scholarship to students enrolled in South Carolina public institutions of higher learning to get a complete COVID-19 vaccination in the current fiscal year. If the transferred funds are insufficient to provide scholarships to the amount of students vaccinated, then scholarships must be awarded on a first come first-served basis. DHEC shall provide assistance to determine scholarship eligibility. Any remaining balance of funds must be transfered to DHEC at the end of the fiscal year./

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.