Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 799Primary Sponsor: McConnellCommittee Number: 04Type of Legislation: GBSubject: University of Charleston createdResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: EducationCompanion Bill Number: 3716Computer Document Number: NO5/7341.SDIntroduced Date: Mar 20, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Mar 05, 1992Last History Type: Recommitted to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: McConnell Passailaigue Fielding Helmly Rose Martschink O'Dell Land Pope Washington WilliamsType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 799 Senate Mar 05, 1992 Recommitted to Committee 04 799 Senate Jan 15, 1992 Made Special Order 799 Senate May 15, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 04 with amendment 799 Senate Mar 20, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 04 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
May 15, 1991
Introduced by SENATORS McConnell, Passailaigue, Fielding, Helmly, Rose, Martschink, O'Dell, Land, Pope, Washington and Williams
S. Printed 5/15/91--S.
Read the first time March 20, 1991.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 799), to amend Section 59-130-30, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the powers of the Board of Trustees of the College of Charleston, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding a new SECTION to be appropriately numbered which shall read:
/SECTION ___. In addition to other provisions of law applicable to the University of Charleston, it and its Board must specifically comply with the provisions of Sections 59-103-35 and 59-103-60./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.
NIKKIE G. SETZLER, for Committee.
1. Estimated Cost to State-First Year $-0-
2. Estimated Cost to State-Annually
S. 799 amends Section 59-130-30 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina by allowing the Board of Trustees of the College of Charleston to create the University of Charleston and provides for the necessary powers and authority to convert the College of Charleston to Charleston University.
This Bill provides for the creation of the University of Charleston, with no provisions for change in mission and/or degrees offered. The change in name would have no fiscal impact on the General Fund.
The change in status from college to university expands the opportunity for the institution to request additional programs, consequently revising it's mission. According to 59-103-60 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, however, "The Commission (on Higher Education) shall make such recommendations to the State Budget and Control Board and the General Assembly as to policies, programs, curricula, facilities, administration and financing of all state-supported institutions of higher learning as may be considered desirable." Section 59-103-35 further states "No new program shall be undertaken by any state-supported institution of higher learning without the approval of the Commission." Any future impact would, therefore, be a result of new programs approved by The Commission on Higher Education, not a change in name.
Prepared By: Approved By:
Susan Dewitt George N. Dorn, Jr.
State Budget Analyst State Budget Division
TO AMEND SECTION 59-130-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD TO CREATE THE UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON AND PROVIDE FOR OTHER RELATED MATTERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CREATION OF THIS UNIVERSITY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-130-30 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:
"( ) create a University of Charleston, South Carolina, and serve as the corporate board of trustees for the university. The board may transfer those academic and other programs it considers proper from the college to the university and exercise the necessary powers and authority for the university as set forth in this section. The president of the college shall serve as the president of the university, and the board may create other officers for the university it considers necessary. All other provisions of law relating to the college must be construed to include the university."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.