Bill Text: SC H3116 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Graduation requirements

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 8-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-13 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pendarvis [H3116 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2021-H3116-Introduced.html


A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-17 SO AS TO REQUIRE A ONE-HALF CREDIT COURSE OF STUDY IN PERSONAL FINANCE WITH AN END-OF-COURSE EXAMINATION AS A REQUIREMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION BEGINNING WITH THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR.

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

SECTION    1.    Article 1, Chapter 29, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 59-29-17.    Beginning with the 2021-2022 School Year, each high school student shall complete a one-half credit course of study in personal finance as a requirement for high school graduation in place of existing economics coursework requirements. This coursework must include an end-of-course examination. The State Department of Education shall develop the curriculum for this coursework before July 1, 2021."

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

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