Current Status Bill Number:
482Ratification Number: 68Act Number: 39Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950209Primary Sponsor: ReeseAll Sponsors: ReeseDrafted Document Number: PT\1698DW.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950504Date of Last Amendment: 19950322Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19950517Subject: Students, weapons
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950517 Act No. A39 ------ 19950517 Signed by Governor ------ 19950511 Ratified R68 House 19950504 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19950503 Read second time House 19950426 Committee report: Favorable 21 HEPW House 19950328 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Senate 19950323 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19950322 Amended, read second time Senate 19950316 Committee report: Favorable with 04 SED amendment Senate 19950209 Introduced, read first time, 04 SED referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A39, R68, S482)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-235 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY STUDENT WHO, IT IS DETERMINED, HAS BROUGHT A FIREARM TO SCHOOL OR ANY SETTING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF A LOCAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES MUST EXPEL HIM FOR NO LESS THAN ONE YEAR, TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR THE EXPULSION AND REQUIRE THE DISTRICT TO ESTABLISH A POLICY FOR REFERRING EACH EXPELLED STUDENT TO THE LOCAL COUNTY OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
District must expel student
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-63-235. The district board must expel for no less than one year a student who is determined to have brought a firearm to a school or any setting under the jurisdiction of a local board of trustees. The expulsion must follow the procedures established pursuant to Section 59-63-240. The one-year expulsion is subject to modification by the district superintendent of education on a case-by-case basis. Students expelled pursuant to this section are not precluded from receiving educational services in an alternative setting. Each local board of trustees is to establish a policy which requires the student to be referred to the local county office of the Department of Juvenile Justice or its representative."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 17th day of May, 1995.