View Amendment Current Amendment: ED to Bill 674

The Committee on Education proposed the following amendment (WAB\674C001.RT.WAB22):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

/SECTION 1. Chapter 17, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-17-170.(A) For the purposes of this section:

(1) 'Booster club' means a parent-led organization, not directly controlled by a school or school district, that is formed with the primary purpose of raising funds for the school, school district programs, interscholastic athletics, or afterschool activities.

(2) 'Treasurer' means a person or persons who maintains custody of a booster club's financial records and or who has signatory authority on all of the booster club's transactions, accounts, contracts, checks, or other instruments or undertakings of any kind.

(B)(1) A person who was convicted of, or pled guilty or nolo contendere to, a felony, a violation of Chapter 13 of Title 16, or a violation of Chapter 14 of Title 16 is prohibited from serving as the treasurer of a booster club.

(2) A treasurer who was convicted of, or who pled guilty or nolo contendere to, a crime identified in item (1) must immediately resign, and a new person must be assigned to that role within the booster club. A booster club is prohibited from disbursing funds for any purpose until a new person is installed as its treasurer.

(C)(1) Each booster club within a school district must annually register with the school district board of trustees no later than August first. The registration shall include the name of the booster club, its purpose, the name of each of the booster club's officers, including its treasurer, and other information required by the school district board of trustees.

(2) A booster club that fails to register by August first is prohibited from disbursing any funds for any purpose until registration has been completed.

(D)(1) Upon the receipt of a booster club's registration, a school district board of trustees shall request a state criminal records check, including fingerprints, from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division of the treasurer. The school district board of trustees shall immediately notify a booster club if the criminal records check reveals that its treasurer is prohibited from serving in that role for the booster club pursuant to subsection (B).

(2) A school district board of trustees may charge a fee to offset the costs associated with the state criminal records check."

SECTION2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /