South Carolina Bill 508

South Carolina Bill 508

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter


                    Current Status

Bill Number:                      508
Type of Legislation:              General Bill GB
Introducing Body:                 Senate
Introduced Date:                  19990218
Primary Sponsor:                  Jackson
All Sponsors:                     Jackson
Drafted Document Number:          l:\s-res\dj\010life.kad.doc
Residing Body:                    Senate
Current Committee:                Education Committee 04 SED
Subject:                          LIFE Scholarships, Tuition income tax 
                                  credit; institution which discriminates 
                                  ineligible for; Colleges, Discrimination


                        History

Body    Date      Action Description                     Com     Leg Involved
______  ________  ______________________________________ _______ ____________
Senate  19990218  Introduced, read first time,           04 SED
                  referred to Committee


              Printed Versions of This Bill

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A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 59-149-10 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS, AND SECTION 12-6-3385, RELATING TO TUITION TAX CREDITS, SO AS TO EXCLUDE FROM THE DEFINITION OF “PUBLIC OR INDEPENDENT INSTITUTION” AN INSTITUTION WHICH DISCRIMINATES ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN, AND TO DELETE PROVISIONS INCLUDING WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF “PUBLIC OR INDEPENDENT INSTITUTION” A PUBLIC OR INDEPENDENT BACHELOR’S LEVEL INSTITUTION CHARTERED BEFORE 1962 WHOSE MAJOR CAMPUS AND HEADQUARTERS ARE LOCATED WITHIN SOUTH CAROLINA.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION 1. Section 59-149-10(B) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

“(B) For purposes of this chapter, a `public or independent institution’ which a student may attend to receive a LIFE Scholarship includes the following:

(1) a South Carolina public institution defined in Section 59-103-5 and an independent institution as defined in Section 59-113-50.

(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 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. An institution which discriminates on the basis of race, color, or national origin does not meet the definition of `public or independent institution’ for purposes of this chapter.”

SECTION 2. Section 12-6-3385(B)(2) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

“(B)(2) A `designated institution’ means 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 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 `institution of higher learning’ or `designated institution’ as defined in this section. An institution which discriminates on the basis of race, color, or national origin does not meet the definition of ‘public or independent institution’ for purposes of this chapter.

SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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