Some members of the General Assembly say they expect legislation soon to be filed to change the make-up of the board at South Carolina State University in the wake of public corruption scandal involving the Orangeburg school.

State Rep. Jerry Govan, D-Orangeburg, and Rep. Bakari Sellers, D-Bamberg, said they expect a bill to be filed soon in House. Govan said he hopes it will be filed by the end of the month.

State. Sen. Robert Ford, a Charleston Democrat, in an e-mail Sunday, stated he also expects a bill to filed. And he expressed concern that the bill could negatively affect a group of board members who behaved ethically and tried in the past to eliminate corruption at the state’s only public historically black university.

The House last year considered a bill to alter the make-up of the board, but it failed in a conference committee.

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