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Bill Number: 1008 Ratification Number: 474 Act Number 406 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Transportation of handicapped persons
(A406, R474, S1008)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-67-520, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION OF HANDICAPPED CHILDREN BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO TRANSPORT HANDICAPPED PERSONS OF LAWFUL SCHOOL AGE, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO CONTRACT FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES TO OTHER HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUALS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Transportation of handicapped persons
Section 1. Section 59-67-520 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-67-520. Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 59-33-50, 59-67-420 and 59-67-510, the State Department of Education shall have the responsibility for transporting handicapped persons of lawful school age to and from the nearest school in which a handicapped pupil has been duly assigned. Additionally, when a school district is providing classes for handicapped persons between the ages of five and twenty-one years at the same location where classes and programs are provided for handicapped persons under age five and over age twenty-one, and when a cost reduction will result, the Department may enter into a reciprocal agreement with the facility whereby certain handicapped persons between the ages of five and twenty-one years may be transported on buses not owned by the Department and certain handicapped persons under age five and over age twenty-one may be transported on Department owned buses."
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.