Current Status Bill Number:
1108Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960207Primary Sponsor: FairAll Sponsors: Fair, Bryan, Setzler, Richter and HayesDrafted Document Number: gjk\22253sd.96Companion Bill Number: 4632Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Education Committee 04 SEDSubject: Textbooks in public schools
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960207 Introduced, read first time, 04 SED referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-31-45 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE FOR THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ADD TEXTBOOKS TO THE LIST OF TEXTBOOKS APPROVED FOR USE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THIS STATE UPON REQUEST OF A SPECIFIED NUMBER OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-31-45. (A) In addition to any other method of textbook selection, the State Board of Education shall add to the approved list of textbooks for use in the public schools of this State any textbook or series of textbooks requested in writing by the superintendents of five or more different schools.
(B) The number of requests required to be received above shall be as received during any three hundred sixty-five day period. A textbook so required to be added to the approved list shall be added within thirty days following the receipt by the state board of the requisite number of requests. No designation shall be included upon the approved list which indicates the manner in which any textbook was added to the list. Other than the selection method, publishers whose textbooks are added to the approved list as provided in this section shall be required to comply with the same provisions regarding textbooks as other publishers including, but not limited to, price, durability, and availability."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.