CHAPTER NO. 661

SENATE BILL NO. 2542

By Dixon, Womack, Cohen, Harper, Rochelle

Substituted for: House Bill No. 2496

By Lois DeBerry, Langster, Armstrong, Miller, Pruitt

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 4, Part 7, relative to the minority teaching fellows program.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-4-706, is amended by deleting the first paragraph in its entirety and by substituting instead the following:

The Tennessee student assistance corporation shall administer a minority teaching fellows program, not to exceed thirty-five (35) persons per class level per year, for talented Tennesseans who aspire to be teachers. Participation in the program at any time shall be limited to one hundred sixteen (116) fellows. In order to implement the increase from one hundred six (106) fellows to one hundred sixteen (116) fellows, ten (10) additional persons shall be admitted to the program in the 1998-1999 academic year.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED:

March 18, 1998

APPROVED this 25th day of March 1998