Bill Text: SC S0114 | 2019-2020 | 123rd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Scholarships

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-08 - Referred to Committee on Education [S0114 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2019-S0114-Introduced.html


A BILL

TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 111, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING SECTION 59-111-190, TO PROVIDE THAT A SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENT WHO OTHERWISE QUALIFIES FOR THE LIFE, HOPE, OR PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP BUT WHO ATTENDS SCHOOL IN ANOTHER STATE BECAUSE NO PUBLIC COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY OFFERS HIS CHOSEN MAJOR SHALL RECEIVE THE SCHOLARSHIP FOR WHICH HE QUALIFIES TO BE USED FOR PAYMENT OF TUITION AT THE OUT-OF-STATE INSTITUTION.

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

SECTION    1.    Article 1, Chapter 111, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-111-190.    A South Carolina resident who otherwise qualifies for the LIFE Scholarship, established pursuant to Section 59-149-10; the HOPE Scholarship, established pursuant to Section 59-150-370; or the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, established pursuant to Section 59-104-20, but who attends school in another state because no public college or university in the State offers his chosen major, shall receive the scholarship for which he qualifies to be used for payment of tuition at the out-of-state institution."

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

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