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Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
April 11, 2002
S. Printed 4/11/02--H.
Read the first time March 27, 2001.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3804) to amend Section 59-111-110, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to tuition not being charged to children of firemen, law enforcement officers, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
ROBERT W. HARRELL, JR. for Committee.
EXPLANATION OF IMPACT:
The Commission on Higher Education indicates enactment could reduce tuition and fee revenue for state-supported colleges and universities. However, any potential loss of tuition and fee revenue is anticipated to be minimal.
Office of State Budget
TO AMEND SECTION 59-111-110, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TUITION NOT BEING CHARGED TO CHILDREN OF FIREMEN, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TOTALLY DISABLED OR KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT SPOUSES OF THESE FIREMEN, OFFICERS, OR EMPLOYEES ALSO SHALL NOT BE CHARGED TUITION AND IF THE FIREMAN, OFFICER, OR EMPLOYEE HAS DIED ON THE CONDITION THE SPOUSE HAS NOT REMARRIED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-111-110 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 281 of 2000, is amended to read:
"Section 59-111-110. No tuition may be charged for a period of four school years by any state-supported college or university or any state-supported vocational or technical school for children or spouses if not remarried in the case of the death of the fireman, officer, or employee of:
(1) firemen, both regularly employed and members of volunteer organized units, organized rescue squad members, members of the Civil Air Patrol, law enforcement officers, or corrections officers, as defined herein, including reserve and auxiliary units of counties or municipalities who become totally disabled or are killed in the line of duty on or after July 1, 1964;
(2) government employees who become totally disabled or are killed in the line of duty while working on state time on or after July 1, 1996, as a result of a criminal act committed against them which constitutes a felony under the laws of this State.
The tuition authorized to be paid by this section applies only to undergraduate courses or curriculum and may be paid for a period not exceeding four years, regardless of the number of state-supported colleges, universities, or state-supported vocational or technical schools the child attends."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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