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May 3, 2000
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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 30-4-170 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A PUBLIC BODY FROM SELLING, PROVIDING, OR FURNISHING TO A PRIVATE PERSON OR ENTITY A PUBLIC RECORD, FOR THE USE BY THAT PRIVATE PERSON OR ENTITY FOR COMMERCIAL SOLICITATION WHICH IS DIRECTED TO A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE.
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 30-4-170. (A) Without limiting the meaning of other sections of this chapter:
(1) a private person or entity shall not knowingly obtain or use any information obtained from a public record for any form of commercial solicitation directed to any person in this State; and
(2) every public body shall provide a notice to all requestors of records under this chapter, and to all persons who obtain records under this chapter, that obtaining or using public records for any purposes of commercial solicitation directed to any person in this State is prohibited.
(B) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a person knowingly violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars or imprisoned for a term not to exceed one year, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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