Current Status Bill Number:
4054Ratification Number: 280Act Number: 259Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950412Primary Sponsor: McElveenAll Sponsors: McElveenDrafted Document Number: bbm\10065jm.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960306Date of Last Amendment: 19960222Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960401Subject: Tech Prep Program participants
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960410 Act No. A259 ------ 19960401 Signed by Governor ------ 19960326 Ratified R280 House 19960306 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960227 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19960222 Amended, read second time Senate 19960221 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment Senate 19960130 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19960126 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960125 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19960125 Amended, read second time House 19960124 Committee report: Favorable with 26 HLCI amendment House 19950412 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A259, R280, H4054)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 42-1-315 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW APPLIES TO AND INCLUDES ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE TECH PREP OR OTHER STRUCTURED SCHOOL TO WORK PROGRAMS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 42-7-65, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND THE DESIGNATION OF THE AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE FOR CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF EMPLOYEES, SO AS TO MAKE CHANGES IN THE PROVISIONS REGARDING THE AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE FOR STUDENTS OF HIGH SCHOOLS, STATE TECHNICAL SCHOOLS, AND STATE-SUPPORTED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WHILE ENGAGED IN CERTAIN ACTIVITIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Tech Prep; etc.
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 42-1-315. The provisions of this title apply to and include all participants in the Tech Prep or other structured school to work programs, whether compensated or not, for injuries by accident arising out of and in the course of their employment with a sponsoring employer."
Tech Prep; etc.
SECTION 2. The last unnumbered paragraph of Section 42-7-65 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 16 of 1991, is further amended to read:
"The average weekly wage for inmates of the State Department of Corrections as defined in Section 42-1-480 is forty dollars a week. The average weekly wage for county prisoners is forty dollars a week. The average weekly wage for students of high schools, state technical schools, and state-supported colleges and universities while engaged in work study, marketing education, or apprentice programs on the premises of private companies or while engaged in the Tech Prep or other structured school to work programs on the premises of a sponsoring employer is fifty percent of the average weekly wage in the State for the preceding fiscal year."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 1st day of April, 1996.