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A269, R289, H4347
Sponsors: Reps. Limehouse, Harrell, Bailey, Battle, Brady, Vaughn, Cobb-Hunter, Kirsh, Ballentine, Clyburn, Young, Mahaffey, Hinson, Vick, J. Brown, Ceips, Herbkersman, Simrill, Bales, M.A. Pitts, J.E. Smith, Hagood, Whipper and Neilson
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Introduced in the House on January 10, 2006
Introduced in the Senate on February 16, 2006
Last Amended on April 4, 2006
Passed by the General Assembly on April 25, 2006
Governor's Action: May 2, 2006, Signed
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/7/2005 House Prefiled 12/7/2005 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/10/2006 House Introduced and read first time HJ-39 1/10/2006 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-40 1/10/2006 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.Brown 1/18/2006 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ceips, Herbkersman 1/24/2006 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Simrill 1/26/2006 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bales 1/31/2006 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: M.A.Pitts, J.E.Smith 2/2/2006 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hagood, Whipper 2/9/2006 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-3 2/14/2006 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Neilson 2/14/2006 House Amended HJ-39 2/14/2006 House Read second time HJ-40 2/15/2006 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-14 2/16/2006 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-14 2/16/2006 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-14 2/16/2006 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Ritchie (ch), Rankin, Lourie, Scott 3/29/2006 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-16 4/4/2006 Senate Amended SJ-55 4/4/2006 Senate Read second time SJ-55 4/5/2006 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-26 4/20/2006 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, April 25, 2006 HJ-66 4/25/2006 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-145 4/27/2006 Ratified R 289 5/2/2006 Signed By Governor 5/4/2006 Copies available 5/4/2006 Effective date 05/02/06 5/9/2006 Act No. 269
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(A269, R289, H4347)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 20-7-97 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A WOMAN MAY BREASTFEED HER CHILD IN ANY LOCATION WHERE THE MOTHER AND CHILD ARE AUTHORIZED TO BE AND TO PROVIDE THAT SUCH BREASTFEEDING IS NOT INDECENT EXPOSURE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-130, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF INDECENT EXPOSURE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS OFFENSE DOES NOT APPLY TO A WOMAN WHO BREASTFEEDS HER CHILD IN A PLACE WHERE SHE AND THE CHILD ARE AUTHORIZED TO BE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Subarticle 1, Article 3, Chapter 7 of Title 20 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 20-7-97. (A) A woman may breastfeed her child in any location where the mother and her child are authorized to be.
(B) Breastfeeding a child in a location where the mother is authorized to be is not considered indecent exposure."
Breastfeeding in public is not indecent exposure
SECTION 2. Section 16-15-130 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 16-15-130. (A)(1) It is unlawful for a person to wilfully, maliciously, and indecently expose his person in a public place, on property of others, or to the view of any person on a street or highway.
(2) This subsection does not apply to a woman who breastfeeds her own child in a public place, on property of others, to the view of any person on a street or highway, or any other place where a woman and her child are authorized to be.
(B) A person who violates the provisions of subsection (A)(1) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined in the discretion of the court or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 27th day of April, 2006.
Approved the 2nd day of May, 2006.
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