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1157Ratification Number: 404Act Number: 321Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020326Primary Sponsor: AlexanderAll Sponsors: AlexanderDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\21200sd02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020528Date of Last Amendment: 20020522Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 20020606Subject: Oconee County, student participation in interscholastic soccer and organized soccer independent of control of school; provisions regarding participation in any high school league sportHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020626 Act No. A321 ------ 20020606 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 20020530 Ratified R404 Senate 20020528 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 20020523 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment House 20020522 Amended, read second time House 20020515 Request for debate by Representative Bales F.N. Smith Hayes Miller Allen Moody- Lawrence Sheheen Mack Breeland R. Brown G. Brown J. Hines J.M. Neal Lloyd Weeks Sandifer Easterday Davenport Loftis Scott Clyburn Wilder House 20020514 Debate interrupted by adjournment House 20020508 Recalled from Committee 21 HEPW House 20020423 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Senate 20020418 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20020417 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day Senate 20020409 Recalled from Committee 04 SED Senate 20020326 Introduced, read first time, 04 SED referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 9, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 8, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 22, 2002 - Word format
(A321, R404, S1157)
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT STUDENTS WHO RESIDE IN AND ATTEND A PUBLIC SCHOOL IN OCONEE COUNTY AND WHO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SOCCER OR AS A MEMBER OF A SCHOOL SOCCER SQUAD MAY PARTICIPATE IN ORGANIZED SOCCER THAT IS INDEPENDENT OF THE CONTROL OF THE SCHOOL UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-70 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT, DURING THE SEASON FOR ANY HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE SPORT EXCEPT FOR FOOTBALL, A STUDENT WHILE A MEMBER OF A SCHOOL TEAM MAY PARTICIPATE ON A TEAM THAT IS INDEPENDENT OF THE SCHOOL'S CONTROL UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Soccer participation in Oconee County
SECTION 1. For a public school in Oconee County, during the sport season for soccer, a student who resides in Oconee County, while a member of a school soccer squad or team engaged in interscholastic soccer, may become a member of or participate in an organized soccer team which is independent of the school's control so long as the participation does not interfere with the scheduled weekday league games of the school squad or team. A school or student in the county is eligible for participation in interscholastic soccer in spite of participation by a student as a member of an organized soccer team, which is independent of the school's control.
High school sports participation except football
SECTION 2. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-63-70. During the season for any high school league sport except for football, a student, while a member of a school squad or team engaged in an interscholastic sport except for football, may become a member of or participate in an organized team that is independent of the school's control as long as the participation does not interfere with the scheduled league games or practices of the school squad or team. A school or student shall not be declared ineligible for participation in an interscholastic high school league sport except for football because of participation of a student as a member of an organized team independent of the school's control during the interscholastic sport's season. Any student participating on both a school squad or team and an independent squad shall have on file with the school's athletic director a statement signed by the parent or guardian indicating their child or children have permission to participate on both teams and signed by the independent coach acknowledging that the student's participation shall not interfere with the scheduled league games or practices.
The provisions of this section do not permit a student to participate on a school football team and an organized football team independent of the school's control."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 30th day of May, 2002.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 6/6/02.
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