S 38

  • South Carolina Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Mar 04, 2021
  • Passed Senate Mar 03, 2021
  • Passed House Apr 20, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Apr 28, 2021

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "REINFORCING COLLEGE EDUCATION ON AMERICA'S CONSTITUTIONAL HERITAGE ACT" OR THE "REACH ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 59-29-120, RELATING TO THE STUDY OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS SHALL PROVIDE INSTRUCTION CONCERNING THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, AND THE FEDERALIST PAPERS TO EACH STUDENT FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR; TO AMEND SECTION 59-29-130, RELATING TO THE DURATION OF INSTRUCTION IN THE ESSENTIALS OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING SHALL REQUIRE STUDENTS TO COMPLETE AT LEAST THREE CREDIT HOURS OF INSTRUCTION THAT PROVIDES A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF THE MAJOR EVENTS AND TURNING POINTS OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT, TO INCLUDE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCH INSTRUCTION, TO PROVIDE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING MAY NOT GRANT CERTIFICATES OF GRADUATION FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAMS TO STUDENTS WHO FAIL TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THIS INSTRUCTION REQUIREMENT, TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS, TO PROVIDE RELATED IMPLEMENTATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE GOVERNING BOARDS OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, TO PROVIDE RELATED OVERSIGHT AND COMPLIANCE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF THE COMMISSION OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AND TO SPECIFY THE STUDENTS TO WHICH THESE PROVISIONS APPLY; TO REPEAL SECTION 59-29-140 RELATING TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROGRAM OF STUDY OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION BY THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION; AND TO MAKE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT EFFECTIVE BEGINNING WITH THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR. - ratified title

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Apr 30, 2021

South Carolina Legislature

Effective date See Act for Effective Date

South Carolina Legislature

Act No. 26

Apr 28, 2021

South Carolina Legislature

Signed By Governor

South Carolina Legislature

Ratified R 38

Apr 22, 2021

Senate

Concurred in House amendment and enrolled

Senate

Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0

Apr 20, 2021

House

Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments

Apr 15, 2021

House

Read second time

House

Roll call Yeas-91 Nays-12

House

Amended

Apr 14, 2021

House

Debate adjourned until Thur., 4-15-21

House

Amended

Apr 13, 2021

House

Debate adjourned until Wed., 4-14-21

Apr 07, 2021

House

Committee report: Favorable Education and Public Works

Mar 04, 2021

House

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

House

Introduced and read first time

Mar 03, 2021

Senate

Read third time and sent to House

Mar 02, 2021

Senate

Committee Amendment Adopted

Senate

Roll call Ayes-45 Nays-0

Senate

Read second time

Feb 25, 2021

South Carolina Legislature

Scrivener's error corrected

Feb 24, 2021

Senate

Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education

Jan 12, 2021

Senate

Referred to Committee on Education

Senate

Introduced and read first time

Dec 09, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on Education

Senate

Prefiled

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