Lawmakers today will review changes to South Carolina’s disturbing schools law.
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee will take up S.131. The bill would provide a “delineated list” of what constitutes disturbing schools, replacing the current law some have attacked as too vague. It would also revise the penalty for a disturbance and exempt school-sponsored athletic events.
The distrubing schools law was put into the spotlight last year after the ACLU and a former Spring Valley High School student filed suit alleging the law was overly broad and criminalized students for “obnoxious” behavior.
Elsewhere at the State House today:
▪ 8:30 a.m. Charleston County Legislative Delegation, Blatt Room 305
▪ 9 a.m. Leadership Charleston, Blatt Room 321
▪ 9 a.m. Senate Education K-12 Subcommittee, Gressette Room 207
▪ 9 a.m. Senate Finance Health and Human Services Subcommittee, Gressette Room 209
▪ 9 a.m. Executive Subcommittee of the Legislative Oversight Committee, Blatt Room 110
▪ 9 a.m. House 3-M Subcommittee III, Local Government, Corrections Affairs and Non-Medical Licensing Boards on H.3450, Blatt Room 427
▪ 9:30 a.m. American Heart Association/American Stroke Association--Mid Atlantic Affiliate, Blatt Room 317
▪ 10 a.m. Senate Fish, Game and Forestry Committee, Gressette Room 308
▪ 10 a.m. Port Ambassador, Gressette Room 105
▪ 10:30 a.m. Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Special Subcommittee, Gressette Room 408
▪ 11 a.m. Senate Transportation Committee, Gressette Room 207
Who’s Schmoozing Who
▪ 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Legislative Breakfast - SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (Members Only), Blatt Room 112
▪ 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. United Way Association of South Carolina, Blatt Room 108
▪ 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Legislative Luncheon: United Way Association of South Carolina, Blatt Room 112