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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 57 TO TITLE 44 ENTITLED "RESTROOM ACCESS FOR RETAIL SALES CUSTOMERS" SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A RETAILER SELLING TANGIBLE PERSONAL GOODS IN A PLACE OF BUSINESS SHALL PROVIDE RESTROOM FACILITIES FOR CUSTOMERS, WHICH MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR USE UPON THE REQUEST OF THE RETAIL STORE CUSTOMERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 44-57-10. (A) A retailer selling tangible personal goods in a place of business in this State shall provide restroom facilities for customers in the place of business, and these facilities must be available for use during store hours by customers of the retail business upon the request of a customer. If there is more than one restroom in the place of business, one restroom may be designated for use by women and one for use by men.
(B) The provisions of this section are supplemental to any other provisions of law requiring restroom facilities in public restaurants and similar establishments."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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