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TYP:     General Bill GB
INB:     Senate
IND:     20010110
PSP:     Passailaigue
SPO:     Passailaigue, Ford, Reese, Branton
DDN:     l:\council\bills\gjk\20073sd01.doc
RBY:     House
COM:     Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPW
LAD:     20010328
SUB:     Independent institution of higher learning, definition revised; Colleges
         and Universities, Higher Education Commission



HST:

Body     Date       Action Description                        Com     Leg Involved
______   ________   _______________________________________   _______ ____________
House    20010405   Introduced, read first time,              21 HEPW
                    referred to Committee
Senate   20010404   Read third time, sent to House
Senate   20010403   Read second time, notice of
                    general amendments
Senate   20010328   Committee amendment adopted
Senate   20010327   Committee report: Favorable with          04 SED
                    amendment
Senate   20010110   Introduced, read first time,              04 SED
                    referred to Committee



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Revised on 20010328


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 1   Indicates Matter Stricken
 2   Indicates New Matter
 3
 4   COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
 5   March 28, 2001
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 7                                                          S. 13
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 9    Introduced by Senators Passailaigue, Ford, Reese and Branton
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11 S. Printed 3/28/01--S.
12 Read the first time January 10, 2001.
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 9                               A BILL
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11   TO AMEND SECTION 59-113-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF
12   LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE
13   DEFINITION OF AN INDEPENDENT INSTITUTION OF
14   HIGHER LEARNING, SO AS TO REVISE THIS DEFINITION.
15     Amend Title To Conform
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17   Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South
18   Carolina:
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20   SECTION 1. Section 59-113-50 of the 1976 Code, as last
21   amended by Act 464 of 1988, is further amended to read:
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23      “Section 59-113-50. For the purposes of this chapter, an
24   independent institution of higher learning means any independent
25   eleemosynary junior or senior college in South Carolina whose
26   major campus and headquarters are located within South Carolina
27   and which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges
28   and Secondary Schools, or an independent bachelor’s level
29   institution which has attained 501(c)(3) tax status, was licensed to
30   operate in South Carolina prior to 1984, and is accredited by the
31   New England Association of Colleges and Schools.”
32
33   SECTION 2. Section 59-149-10(B) of the 1976 Code, as added
34   by Act 418 of 1998, is amended to read:
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36      “(B) For purposes of this chapter, a ‘public or independent
37   institution’ which a student may attend to receive a LIFE
38   Scholarship includes the following:
39         (1) a South Carolina public institution defined in Section
40   59-103-5 and an independent institution as defined in Section
41   59-113-50.;


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 1         (2) a public or independent bachelor’s level institution
 2   chartered before 1962 whose major campus and headquarters are
 3   located within South Carolina; or an independent bachelor’s level
 4   institution which has attained 501(c)(3) tax status and is accredited
 5   by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or
 6   the New England Association of Colleges and Schools; or a public
 7   or independent two-year institution which has attained 501(c)(3)
 8   tax status. Institutions whose sole purpose is religious or
 9   theological training, or the granting of professional degrees do not
10   meet the definition of ‘public or independent institution’ for
11   purposes of this chapter.”
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13   SECTION 3. Section 12-6-3385(B)(2) of the 1976 Code, as last
14   amended by Act 100 of 1999, is further amended to read:
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16     “(2) A ‘designated institution’ means a public or independent
17   bachelor’s level institution chartered before 1962 whose major
18   campus and headquarters are located within South Carolina; or an
19   independent bachelor’s level institution which has attained
20   501(c)(3) tax status and is accredited by the Southern Association
21   of Colleges and Secondary Schools or the New England
22   Association of Colleges and Schools; or a public or independent
23   two-year institution which has attained 501(c)(3) tax status.
24   Institutions whose sole purpose is religious or theological training,
25   or the granting of professional degrees do not meet the definition
26   of ‘institution of higher learning’ or ‘designated institution’ as
27   defined in this section.”
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29   SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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