Bill Text: SC S0228 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Obscenity, unlawful dissemination, procurement, promotion

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-12 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary [S0228 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2021-S0228-Introduced.html


A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-305 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL DISSEMINATION, PROCUREMENT, OR PROMOTION OF OBSCENITY, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO BUY, SELL, DELIVER, RENT, DISTRIBUTE, OR OTHERWISE PROVIDE ANY FIGURINE FOR THE REPRESENTATION, DESCRIPTION, OR USE OF THE OBSCENE; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 16-15-305(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

    "Section 16-15-305.    (A)    It is unlawful for any person knowingly to disseminate obscenity. A person disseminates obscenity within the meaning of this article if he:

        (1)    sells, delivers, or provides or offers or agrees to sell, deliver, or provide any obscene writing, picture, record, digital electronic file, or other representation or description of the obscene;

        (2)    presents or directs an obscene play, dance, or other performance, or participates directly in that portion thereof which makes it obscene;

        (3)    publishes, exhibits, or otherwise makes available anything obscene to any group or individual; or

        (4)    exhibits, presents, rents, sells, delivers, or provides; or offers or agrees to exhibit, present, rent, or to provide: any motion picture, film, filmstrip, or projection slide, or sound recording, sound tape, or sound track, video tapes and recordings, or any matter or material of whatever form which is a representation, description, performance, or publication of the obscene; or

        (5)    buys, sells, delivers, rents, distributes, or otherwise provides any figurine for the representation, description, or use of the obscene."

SECTION    2.    Section 16-15-305(C) is amended by adding an appropriately numbered new item to read:

    "(    )    'figurine' means any figure, mannequin, or robot created in a child's likeness that is anatomically correct, with the features of, or with features that resemble those of, a minor, and that are intended for use in sexual acts."

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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