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Sponsors: Reps. G.M. Smith, Weeks and Coates
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Introduced in the House on January 14, 2003
Introduced in the Senate on May 29, 2003
Passed by the General Assembly on June 4, 2003
Governor's Action: August 8, 2003, Vetoed
Legislative veto action(s): Veto sustained
Summary: Sumter County School Districts 2 and 17, trustees to determine school start date
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/18/2002 House Prefiled 12/18/2002 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 1/14/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-105 1/14/2003 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-106 2/20/2003 House Committee report: Recommended refer to different committee Education and Public Works HJ-2 2/20/2003 House Referred to Sumter Delegation HJ-2 5/22/2003 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Weeks 5/28/2003 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Coates 5/28/2003 House Delegation report: Favorable Sumter Delegation HJ-73 5/28/2003 House Read second time HJ-73 5/29/2003 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-9 5/29/2003 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-9 5/29/2003 Senate Referred to Committee on Education SJ-9 6/3/2003 Senate Recalled from Committee on Education SJ-31 6/3/2003 Senate Read second time SJ-31 6/3/2003 Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-31 6/4/2003 Senate Read third time and enrolled SJ-72 6/5/2003 Ratified R 158 8/8/2003 Vetoed by Governor 1/14/2004 House Veto overridden by originating body Yeas-2 Nays-0 HJ-65 1/15/2004 Senate Veto sustained Yeas-45 Nays-0 SJ-58
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AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH SCHOOL YEAR 2003-2004, THE STARTING DATE AND ENDING DATE FOR THE ANNUAL SCHOOL TERM OF SUMTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS 2 AND 17 MUST BE SET BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF EACH RESPECTIVE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION PROVIDED THAT THE ANNUAL SCHOOL TERM MUST COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 59-1-420 RELATING TO LENGTH OF THE SCHOOL TERM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Length of the school term
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 59-5-71 of the 1976 Code, or any regulation or action of the State Board of Education to the contrary, beginning with school year 2003-2004, the starting date and ending date for the annual school term of Sumter County School Districts 2 and 17 must be set by the board of trustees of each respective district in their sole discretion provided that the annual school term must comply with all requirements of Section 59-1-420 relating to length of the school term.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 5th day of June, 2003.
President of the Senate
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Approved the ____________ day of _____________________2003.
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