Reference is to the bill as introduced.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION 1. Section 59-112-50 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 133 of 2012, is further amended to read:
"Section 59-112-50. (A)(1)
Notwithstanding another provision of law, during the period of
their assignment to duty in South Carolina, members of the Armed
Services of the United States stationed in South Carolina and
their dependents are eligible for in-state tuition rates. When
these armed service personnel are ordered away from the State,
their dependents are eligible for in-state tuition rates as long
as they remain continuously enrolled at the state institution in
which they are enrolled at the time the assignment ends or
transfer to an eligible institution during the term or semester,
excluding summer terms, immediately following their enrollment
at the previous institution. In the event of a transfer, the
receiving institution shall verify the decision made by the
student's previous institution in order to certify the student's
eligibility for in-state tuition rates. It is the responsibility
of the transferring student to ensure that all documents
required to verify both the previous and present residency
decisions are provided to the institution.
and their dependents are eligible for in-state tuition rates
after their discharge from the armed services even though they
were not enrolled at a state institution at the time of their
discharge, if they have evidenced an intent to establish
domicile in South Carolina and if they have resided in South
Carolina for a period of at least twelve months immediately
preceding their discharge.
(B)(1) Active duty military personnel may be charged less than the undergraduate tuition rate for South Carolina residents for courses that are presented on a distance basis, regardless of residency.
purposes of this section, 'active duty military personnel'
includes, but is not limited to, active duty guardsmen and
active duty reservists.
(C) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a veteran of the Armed Services of the United States, who has evidenced intent to establish domicile in South Carolina and their dependents, are entitled to receive in-state tuition and fees at state institutions without the requirement of one year of physical presence in this State. For purposes of this subsection, a 'veteran' is defined as an individual who has served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces and who has been honorably discharged from service."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect July 1, 2013. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.