Download This Bill in Microsoft Word format
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
Sponsors: Senators Patterson, Lourie, Jackson and Ford
Document Path: l:\council\bills\pt\2335sj05.doc
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3535
Introduced in the Senate on February 10, 2005
Introduced in the House on April 14, 2005
Last Amended on April 12, 2005
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works
Summary: LIFE scholarships
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/10/2005 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-11 2/10/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on Education SJ-11 3/16/2005 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education SJ-19 4/12/2005 Senate Amended SJ-19 4/12/2005 Senate Read second time SJ-19 4/13/2005 Scrivener's error corrected 4/13/2005 Senate Read third time and sent to House 4/14/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-49 4/14/2005 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-49
View the latest legislative information at the LPITS web site
VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
April 12, 2005
S. Printed 4/12/05--S. [SEC 4/13/05 1:39 PM]
Read the first time February 10, 2005.
TO AMEND SECTION 59-149-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS, SO AS TO REVISE THE INSTITUTIONS WHICH ARE QUALIFIED TO RECEIVE LIFE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. A. Section 59-149-10(B)(2) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(2) a public or independent bachelor's level institution chartered before 1962 whose major campus and headquarters are located within South Carolina; or an independent bachelor's level institution which
has attained 501(c)(3) tax status and was incorporated in its original charter in 1962, was granted a license to operate in 1997 by the Commission on Higher Education, has continued to maintain a campus in South Carolina, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or the New England Association of Colleges and Schools; or a public or independent two-year institution which has attained 501(c)(3) tax status. Institutions whose sole purpose is religious or theological training, or the granting of professional degrees do not meet the definition of 'public or independent institution' for purposes of this chapter."
B. The provisions of Section 59-149-10(B)(2) of the 1976 Code, as amended by this act, apply with regard to LIFE Scholarships awarded beginning with the 2004 fall semester.
SECTION 2. Section 59-149-50(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(A) To be eligible for a LIFE Scholarship, a student must be either a student who has graduated
member of a class graduating from a high school located in this State, a student who has completed at least three of the final four years of high school within this State, a home school student who has successfully completed a high school home school program in this State in the manner required by law, or a student who has graduated graduating from a preparatory high school outside this State, while a dependent of a parent or guardian who is a legal resident of this State and has custody of the dependent or a student whose parent or guardian has served in or has retired from one of the United States Armed forces within the last four years, paid income taxes in this State for a majority of the years of service, and is a resident of this State. These students also must meet the requirements of subsection (B) and be eligible for in-state tuition and fees as determined pursuant to Chapter 112 of Title 59 and applicable regulations. In addition, beginning with the 1998-1999 school year for those students who graduate from high school on or after May 1998 the student must have graduated from high school with a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade average on a 4.0 scale and have scored 1000 or better on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or have the equivalent ACT score, 1050 or better, beginning with school year 2000-2001, and 1100 or better, beginning with school year 2002-2003; provided that, if the student is to attend such a public or independent two-year college or university in this State, including a technical college, the SAT requirement does not apply. If a student chooses to attend such a public or independent institution of this State and does not make the required SAT score or the required high school grade point average, as applicable, the student may earn a LIFE Scholarship after his freshman year if he meets the grade point average and semester credit hour requirements of subsection (B)."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
This web page was last updated on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 3:29 P.M.