South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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R216, S888

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senators Hembree, Gregory, Bennett, Grooms, Climer, Shealy, Peeler, Goldfinch, Massey, Talley, Verdin, Turner, Timmons, Alexander, Cash, Gambrell, Campbell, Senn, Young, Cromer, Davis, Rice, Martin, Corbin and Rankin
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Introduced in the Senate on January 11, 2018
Introduced in the House on February 28, 2018
Last Amended on February 21, 2018
Passed by the General Assembly on May 3, 2018
Governor's Action: May 15, 2018, Signed

Summary: Public school faculty members

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/11/2018  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
   1/11/2018  Senate  Referred to Committee on Education 
                        (Senate Journal-page 5)
   2/15/2018  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education 
                        (Senate Journal-page 11)
   2/21/2018  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 12)
   2/21/2018  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 12)
   2/21/2018  Senate  Roll call Ayes-45  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 12)
   2/27/2018  Senate  Read third time and sent to House 
                        (Senate Journal-page 18)
   2/28/2018  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 3)
   2/28/2018  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 3)
   4/25/2018  House   Committee report: Favorable Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 8)
    5/1/2018  House   Debate adjourned until Wed., 5-2-18 
                        (House Journal-page 106)
    5/2/2018  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 35)
    5/2/2018  House   Roll call Yeas-97  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 35)
    5/3/2018  House   Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 5)
   5/14/2018          Ratified R 216
   5/15/2018          Signed By Governor

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/11/2018
2/15/2018
2/21/2018
4/25/2018

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(R216, S888)

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-25-47 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE GOVERNING BODIES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS MAY ALLOW CERTAIN FACULTY AND STAFF TO BE COMPENSATED FOR UNUSED ANNUAL LEAVE AND SICK LEAVE IN EXCESS OF NINETY DAYS AT THE END OF EACH FISCAL YEAR, TO MAKE THIS PROVISION APPLICABLE TO LEAVE IN EXCESS OF NINETY DAYS ACCRUED AFTER JULY 1, 2018, AND TO CLARIFY THE IMPACT ON EXISTING TEACHER INCENTIVE PROGRAMS AND LOCAL AUTHORITY RELATING TO SUCH PROGRAMS.

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

Unused leave payments authorized

SECTION    1.    Article 1, Chapter 25, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-25-47.    (A)    A local school district board of trustees or, in the case of a charter school, the governing body of a charter school, is authorized to adopt a policy consistent with the school district or, in the case of a charter school, the school budget, providing that all certified and noncertified public school teachers identified in the Professional Certified Staff listing, certified special school classroom teachers, certified media specialists, certified guidance counselors, and career specialists who are employed by a school district or a charter school who earn, but do not use sick and annual leave in excess of ninety days, may be eligible to receive payment at the end of each fiscal year for these earned days in excess of ninety days for each excess day at a district's or charter school's established rate of substitute pay for their individual job classification, or another amount, subject to approval by the local school board, or, in the case of a charter school, the governing body of the charter school. This provision applies only to sick leave and annual leave in excess of ninety days that is accrued after July 1, 2018.

(B)    Notwithstanding any provision contained in this section, this section does not and may not be construed to amend or to repeal:

(1)    the rights of a school district, charter school, or legislative delegation to set or restrict any existing teacher incentive payment programs; or

(2)    any existing teacher incentive payment programs provided by current law or any existing limitation on the fiscal autonomy of a school district or charter school that are more restrictive than any incentives provided in subsection (A)."

Time effective

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 14th day of May, 2018.

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President of the Senate

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Speaker of the House of Representatives

Approved the ____________ day of _____________________2018.

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Governor

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