January 20, 2017

During the initial days of the session, committees of the House Representatives began their work on legislation to report out for consideration by the full House.

The House amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3462, a bill revising the election of the BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FLORENCE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER THREE to extend the terms of board members to four years, stagger the terms of the members, require that the members be elected at a general election held in an even numbered year, and provide the process by which a vacancy is filled.

The House approved S.42 and enrolled the legislation for ratification. The joint resolution provides for the FORGIVENESS OF THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED BY STUDENTS ATTENDING TOWNVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN ANDERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 4 following the tragic events that occurred on September 28, 2016, by exempting them from make-up requirements.

The House approved and sent the Senate H.3462, a joint resolution that allows for a WAIVER OF DAYS THAT SCHOOLS IN GEORGETOWN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT MISSED DUE TO SNOW OR EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS.