Current Status Bill Number:
3595Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950215Primary Sponsor: Phillips,All Sponsors: Phillips, McCraw and HaskinsDrafted Document Number: dka\3691cm.95Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Privacy, invasion of
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950215 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to 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 EAVESDROPPING AND "PEEPING TOM", SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF A DEVICE IN INVADING THE PRIVACY OF A PERSON.
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 a device to invade the privacy of a person when that person has a reasonable 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 a device, for the purpose of spying upon or invading the privacy of the persons person spied upon and any other conduct or performs another act 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.