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SenateBill Number: 286Primary Sponsor: ThomasCommittee Number: 11Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Nudity prohibitedResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: DKA/4185AL.93Introduced Date: 19930126Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19930126Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Thomas Courson Wilson Martin O'Dell Stilwell GregoryType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 286 Senate 19930126 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-130, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INDECENT EXPOSURE, SO AS TO PROHIBIT NUDITY AND TO DEFINE NUDITY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-15-130 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 16-15-130. Any person who shall be guilty of wilful and malicious indecent exposure of his person in any public place, on property of others or to the view of any person on any street or highway shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction, shall be punished by fine or imprisonment, or both, in the discretion of the court. It is unlawful for a person to knowingly or intentionally appear in a state of nudity in a public place, on property of others, or to the view of a person on a street or highway.
(1) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than five hundred dollars nor more than twenty-five hundred dollars for a first offense. For a second and subsequent offense, he must be imprisoned not more than six months.
(2) A business that violates the provisions of this section by permitting a person to knowingly or intentionally appear in a state of nudity is guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon conviction, any license issued by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission is suspended for one year and the business must be fined not less than one thousand dollars nor more than twenty-five hundred dollars. For a second and subsequent offense, a license issued by the commission is revoked and the business must be fined not less than twenty-five hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars.
`Nudity' means the showing of the human male or female genitals, pubic area, or buttocks with less than a fully opaque covering, the showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering of any part of the nipple, or the showing of covered male genitals in a discernibly turgid state."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.