Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3455Ratification Number: 251Act Number: 151Primary Sponsor: SpearmanType of Legislation: GBSubject: Tuition for veterans' childrenDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930602Computer Document Number: DKA/4175AL.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19930614Introduced Date: 19930210Date of Last Amendment: 19930421Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19930614Last History Type: Act No. 151Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Spearman WilliamsType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3455 ------ 19930614 Act No. 151 3455 ------ 19930614 Signed by Governor 3455 ------ 19930610 Ratified R 251 3455 Senate 19930602 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3455 Senate 19930601 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Wednesday, June 2, 1993 3455 Senate 19930601 Recalled from Committee 04 3455 Senate 19930427 Introduced, read first time, 04 referred to Committee 3455 House 19930422 Read third time, sent to Senate 3455 House 19930421 Amended, read second time 3455 House 19930415 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, April 21, 1993 3455 House 19930407 Committee Report: Favorable 21 with amendment 3455 House 19930210 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A151, R251, H3455)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-111-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FREE TUITION FOR CERTAIN VETERANS' CHILDREN, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE VETERAN WAS A WARTIME VETERAN, TO DELETE THE EIGHTEEN-YEAR RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT OF THE VETERAN, AND TO APPLY THE FREE TUITION TO A STUDENT WHO IS UNDER TWENTY-SIX YEARS OF AGE WHO ALSO MEETS THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS OF EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS PURSUING AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Tuition exemption revised
SECTION 1. Section 59-111-20 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-111-20. (A) A child of a wartime veteran, upon application to and approval by the South Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs, may be admitted to any state-supported college, university, or post high school technical education institution free of tuition so long as his work and conduct is satisfactory to the governing body of the institution, if the veteran was a resident of this State at the time of entry into service and during service or has been a resident of this State for at least one year and still resides in this State or, if the veteran is deceased, resided in this State for one year before his death, and provided the veteran served honorably in a branch of the military service of the United States during a war period, as those periods are defined by Section 101 of Title 38 of the United States Code and:
(1) was killed in action;
(2) died from other causes while in the service;
(3) died of disease or disability resulting from service;
(4) was a prisoner of war as defined by Congress or Presidential proclamation during such war period;
(5) is permanently and totally disabled, as determined by the Veterans Administration from any cause;
(6) has been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor;
(7) is missing in action; or
(8) the applicant is the child of a deceased veteran who qualified under items (4) and (5).
(B) The provisions of this section apply to a child of a veteran who meets the residency requirements of Chapter 112 of this title, is twenty-six years of age or younger, and is pursuing any type of undergraduate degree."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 14th day of June, 1993.