Current Status Bill Number:
4746Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960313Primary Sponsor: TownsendAll Sponsors: TownsendDrafted Document Number: gjk\22457sd.96Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Education Committee 04 SEDDate of Last Amendment: 19960424Subject: Legal holidays, higher education institutions
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960429 Introduced, read first time, 04 SED referred to Committee House 19960425 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960424 Amended, read second time House 19960423 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19960424 House 19960418 Committee report: Favorable 21 HEPW House 19960313 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
April 24, 1996
S. Printed 4/24/96--H.
Read the first time March 13, 1996.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 53-5-15 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT FOLLOW ACADEMIC SCHEDULES MAY ESTABLISH LEGAL HOLIDAYS FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES DIFFERENT FROM THOSE PROVIDED BY LAW SO LONG AS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HOLIDAYS IN ANY CALENDAR YEAR DOES NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL NUMBER OF LEGAL HOLIDAYS ALLOWED.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 53-5-15. Institutions of higher education that follow academic schedules may establish legal holidays for their employees different from those provided in Section 53-5-10 so long as employees receive a holiday on all general election days and so long as the total number of holidays in any calendar year does not exceed the total number of legal holidays allowed in Section 53-5-10. If the Governor declares Christmas Eve as a legal holiday for state government employees as authorized by Section 53-5-20, any institution of higher education which had already set Christmas Eve as a legal holiday may choose another legal holiday in its place so long as it is in the same or following calendar year."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.