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Bill Number: 717 Ratification Number: 152 Act Number 110 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Advertisements of textile products to disclose whether the products are imported or made in the United States of America
(A110, R152, S717)
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 39, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 63 SO AS TO REQUIRE ADVERTISEMENTS OF TEXTILE PRODUCTS TO DISCLOSE WHETHER THE PRODUCTS ARE IMPORTED OR MADE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Printed advertisement of textile products
SECTION 1. Title 39 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Textile Fiber Products
Section 39-63-10. As used in this chapter:
(1) 'Fabric' means any material woven, knitted,
felted, or otherwise produced from, or in combination with, any natural or manufactured fiber, yarn, or substitute.
(2) 'Fiber' or 'textile fiber' means a unit of matter which is capable of being spun into a yarn or made into a fabric by bonding or by interlacing in a variety of methods including weaving, knitting, braiding, felting, twisting, or webbing, and which is the basic structural element of textile products.
(3) 'Household textile articles' means articles
of wearing apparel, costumes and accessories, draperies, floor coverings, furnishings, beddings, and other textile goods of a type customarily used in a household.
(4) 'Textile fiber product' means:
(a) any fiber, whether in the finished or unfinished state, used or intended for use in household textile articles;
(b) any yarn or fabric, whether in the finished or unfinished state, used or intended for use in household textile articles;
(c) any household textile article made in whole or in part of yarn or fabric.
(5) 'Yarn' means a strand of textile fiber in a form suitable for weaving, knitting, braiding, felting, webbing, or otherwise fabricating into a fabric.
Section 39-63-20. (A) A person who advertises a textile fiber product for sale in a printed advertisement distributed in this State which identifies the product by picture or description shall state in the advertisement in a clear and conspicuous manner whether the textile fiber product was processed or manufactured in the United States of America, imported, or both.
(B) This section does not apply to advertisements in interstate commerce regulated by the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, 15 USC, Sections 70 et seq."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.