Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4405Primary Sponsor: PhillipsCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Peeping TomResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: DKA/3111AL.94Introduced Date: 19940111Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940111Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: PhillipsType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 4405 House 19940111 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to Committee 4405 House 19931215 Prefiled, referred to 25 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-470, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO "PEEPING TOM", SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF ANY DEVICE TO AID IN INVADING THE PRIVACY OF OTHERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-17-470 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Section 99, Act 184 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 16-17-470. It is unlawful for a person to be an eavesdropper or a Peeping Tom on or about the premises of another or to go upon the premises of another for the purpose of becoming an eavesdropper or a Peeping Tom use any device to invade the privacy of another when there is an expectation of privacy. The term `Peeping Tom', as used in this section, is defined as a person who peeps through windows, doors, or other like places, on or about the premises of another or uses any device, for the purpose of spying upon or invading the privacy of the persons spied upon and or does any other conduct acts of a similar nature, that tends to invade the privacy of others. A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.