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21Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: MescherAll Sponsors: MescherDrafted Document Number: RES9442.WCMResiding Body: HouseDate of Last Amendment: 19960502Subject: Tattooing artists and tattoo parlors
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19960507 Continued the Bill House 19960502 Objection by Representative Kelley Kirsh Keegan Witherspoon Robinson Marchbanks House 19960502 Amended House 19960501 Debate adjourned until Thursday, 19960502 House 19960425 Committee report: Favorable with 27 H3M amendment House 19960326 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to Committee Senate 19960321 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19960319 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments Senate 19960314 Committee report: Favorable with 13 SMA amendment Senate 19950110 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee Senate 19940919 Prefiled, referred to Committee 13 SMAView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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May 2, 1996
S. Printed 4/25/96--H.
Read the first time March 26, 1996.
TO AMEND CHAPTER 29, TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 SO AS TO ESTABLISH REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR REGISTRATION OF TATTOO ARTISTS AND TATTOO PARLORS BY PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS, REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS AND FEES, MINIMAL STANDARDS, TATTOOING AND STERILIZING PROCEDURES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL INSPECTIONS, REGISTRATION DENIAL, REVOCATION, OR SUSPENSION, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-700, RELATING TO TATTOOING, SO AS TO CHANGE THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE PROHIBITING ALL TATTOOING TO ALLOW TATTOOING OF THOSE EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OVER.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-17-700 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 184 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 16-17-700. (A) It is unlawful for a person to tattoo:
(1) any part of the body of another person under the age of eighteen;
(2) part of the head, face, or neck of another person;
(3) a person without following the November 15, 1985, Centers for Disease Control document (MMWR Volume 34, Number 45) entitled `Recommendations for Preventing Transmission of Infection with Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type III/Lymphadenopathy-Associated Virus in the Workplace', the June 23, 1989, Centers for Disease Control document (MMWR Volume 38, Number S-6) entitled `Guidelines for Prevention of Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis B Virus to Health-Care and Public Safety Workers' as these documents apply to personal service workers, or equivalent guidelines developed by the Department of Health and Environmental Control and appropriate supplements or revisions to these documents or these guidelines.
(B) However, it is not unlawful for a licensed physician or surgeon to tattoo part of a patient's the body of a person of any age if in his the physician's or surgeon's medical opinion it is necessary when performing cosmetic or reconstructive surgery.
(C) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined in the discretion of the court or imprisoned not more than one year, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.