South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3339

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Rep. Stavrinakis
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\15383zw19.docx

Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/18/2018  House   Prefiled
  12/18/2018  House   Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
    1/8/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 202)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (House Journal-page 202)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/18/2018

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A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-1-70 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A TELECOMMUNICATIONS OR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER THAT HAS ENTERED INTO A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT, RIGHT OF WAY AGREEMENT, OR OTHER CONTRACT WITH THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA OR ONE OF ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, OR THAT USES FACILITIES THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THOSE AGREEMENTS, EVEN IF IT IS NOT A PARTY TO THE AGREEMENT, MAY NOT COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM A CUSTOMER RESULTING FROM THE CUSTOMER'S USE OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS OR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER WITHOUT EXPRESS WRITTEN APPROVAL FROM THE CUSTOMER.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Chapter 1, Title 58 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 58-1-70.    Notwithstanding another provision of law, a telecommunications or Internet service provider that has entered into a franchise agreement, right of way agreement, or other contract with the State of South Carolina or one of its political subdivisions, or that uses facilities that are subject to those agreements, even if it is not a party to the agreement, may not collect personal information from a customer resulting from the customer's use of the telecommunications or Internet service provider without express written approval from the customer. A telecommunication or Internet service provider may not refuse to provide its services to a customer on the grounds that the customer has not approved collection of the customer's personal information."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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