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House Passes Compromise on New South Carolina State Trustees

COLUMBIA, S.C. ― The House has changed its bill that would get rid of the South Carolina State University board of trustees.

House members passed an amendment Thursday to appoint seven new trustees after getting rid of the old trustees. Supporters say the seven-member board would be a compromise between the five trustees the House originally wanted and the five trustees the Senate originally wanted. The new proposal then passed 99-0.

Under the new bill, the governor, treasurer, comptroller general, chairmen of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees would name trustees, along with one member from the House Higher Education and Technical Colleges Subcommittee and the Senate Finance Higher Education Subcommittee.

The bill now goes back to the Senate to see if it will agree with the change.

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