Current Status Bill Number:
361Ratification Number: 61Act Number: 42Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970212Primary Sponsor: MescherAll Sponsors: MescherDrafted Document Number: gjk\20079sd.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970424Date of Last Amendment: 19970417Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19970521Subject: Interscholastic activities, academics; students may be granted waiver from requirements; Schools, curriculum, students
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19970604 Act No. A42 ------ 19970521 Signed by Governor ------ 19970515 Ratified R61 Senate 19970424 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 19970422 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment House 19970417 Amended, read second time House 19970415 Committee report: Favorable with 21 HEPW amendment House 19970312 Recommitted to Committee 21 HEPW House 19970312 Request for debate by Representative Walker Sandifer Kirsh Littlejohn F. Smith House 19970312 Request for debate withdrawn by Representative T. Brown Inabinett House 19970311 Request for debate withdrawn by Representative Simrill Kennedy Altman House 19970227 Request for debate by Representative Sheheen T. Brown J. Smith Altman Haskins Kennedy Simrill Cotty Inabinett House 19970225 Recalled from Committee 21 HEPW House 19970218 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Senate 19970214 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19970213 Read second time Senate 19970212 Unanimous consent for second and third reading on the next two consecutive Legislative days Senate 19970212 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A42, R61, S361)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AMEND SECTION 59-39-160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MAY GRANT A WAIVER FROM THESE REQUIREMENTS IF THE APPROPRIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT AND ATHLETIC DIRECTOR CERTIFY THAT A STUDENT'S INELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IS DUE TO MISINFORMATION CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS PROVIDED BY DISTRICT PERSONNEL.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Waiver of requirements
SECTION 1. Section 59-39-160 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding a new paragraph at the end to read:
"The State Board of Education may grant a waiver of the requirements of this section. This waiver may be granted only when a written statement from a school district superintendent and athletic director has been received stating that a student's ineligibility to participate in interscholastic activities is due to misinformation concerning eligibility requirements being provided by district personnel. The State Board of Education shall establish guidelines to administer this section."
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 21st day of May, 1997.