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Bill Number: 2555 Ratification Number: 236 Act Number 167 Introducing Body: House Subject: Distribution of any contraceptive device or medication on school grounds of any public elementary or secondary school
(A167, R236, H2555)
AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE 5 OF CHAPTER 1 OF TITLE 59, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS CONCERNING EDUCATION GENERALLY, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-405 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE DISTRIBUTION OF ANY CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICE OR MEDICATION ON SCHOOL GROUNDS OF ANY PUBLIC ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL AND TO PROHIBIT A SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM CONTRACTING WITH A CONTRACEPTIVE PROVIDER FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISTRIBUTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 5 of Chapter 1 of Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-1-405. No contraceptive device or contraceptive medication may be distributed in or on the school grounds of any public elementary or secondary school. No school district may contract with any contraceptive provider for their distribution in or on the school grounds."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.