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H*4852 (Rat #0713, Act #0579 of 1990) General Bill, By Wilkins, P.M. Burch, H.H. Clyborne, R.S. Corning, Fair, L.E. Gentry, B.H. Harwell, Haskins, Hayes, J.H. Hodges, T.E. Huff, W.P. Keesley, M.H. Kinon, D.E. Martin, McKay, E.L. Nettles and J.B. Wilder
    A Bill to enact the "Safe Schools Act of 1990"; to amend Section 16-23-430, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the crime of carrying weapons on school property, so as to increase the penalties; to amend Section 44-53-445, as amended, relating to the distribution of a controlled substance within a certain proximity of a school, so as to include the unlawful purchasing of a controlled substance as a criminal offense, so as to expand the scope of the crime to include being in a public or private school, on a public playground or park, and in, or within radius of one-half mile of the grounds of, a public vocational or trade school or technical education center, or public or private college or university, provide for a violation involving the distribution, sale, manufacture, or possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, provide a penalty for the purchase of a controlled substance, including crack cocaine, change references from "presumptions of intent to distribute" to "inferences of intent to distribute", and change Code Section references; to amend Section 20-7-430, as amended, relating to transfer of jurisdiction by certain courts over juveniles, so as to provide that if a child fifteen years of age or older is charged with a violation of Section 16-23-430(1) or Section 44-53-445, the court may, under certain conditions and circumstances, bind over the child for proper criminal proceedings to a court which would have trial jurisdiction of the offenses if committed by an adult; to amend Chapter 63, Title 59, relating to education and pupils generally, by adding Article 4 so as to enact the "School Crime Report Act"; to amend Section 59-5-65, relating to the powers and responsibilities of the State Board of Education, so as to provide that the State Board of Education shall develop by regulation a model safe schools checklist to be used by school districts to assess their schools' safety strengths and weaknesses; to require the State Board of Education to promulgate by December 31, 1990, the regulation required pursuant to the item added to Section 59-5-65 by this Act; and to amend Section 16-3-1040, relating to threatening the life, person, or family of a public official, so as to extend the provisions of this Section to a teacher or principal of an elementary or secondary school.-amended title
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03/15/90House Introduced and read first time HJ-12
03/15/90House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-13
03/28/90House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-189
04/04/90House Amended HJ-42
04/04/90House Read second time HJ-44
04/05/90House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-18
04/10/90Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-15
04/10/90Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-16
04/24/90Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-14
04/25/90Senate Amended SJ-64
04/25/90Senate Read second time SJ-64
04/25/90Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-64
05/02/90Senate Special order SJ-24
05/02/90Senate Commit to Education Comm. retaining place on calendar SJ-24
05/31/90Senate Recalled from Education Committee SJ-25
05/31/90Senate Amended SJ-25
06/04/90Senate Amended SJ-23
06/04/90Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-27
06/05/90House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-4
06/07/90 Ratified R 713
06/12/90 Signed By Governor
06/12/90 Effective date 06/12/90
06/12/90 Act No. 579
07/06/90 Copies available

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