South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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H. 3547


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Sponsors: Reps. Bradley, Burns, Guffey and Carter
Document Path: LC-0102VR23.docx

Introduced in the House on January 10, 2023
Currently residing in the House

Summary: Social Media


Date Body Action Description with journal page number
12/15/2022 House Prefiled
12/15/2022 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
1/10/2023 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 205)
1/10/2023 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 205)
1/18/2023 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Carter

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A bill

to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws by adding Section 63-5-380 so as to prohibit the collection of personal information from children by operators of websites, online services, and online or mobile applications and to establish penalties.

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

SECTION 1.   Article 3, Chapter 5, Title 63 of the S.C. Code is amended by adding:

   Section 63-5-380.   (A) It is unlawful for any operator of a website, an online service, or an online or mobile application to collect personal information from a child who is a resident of the State of South Carolina.

   (B) A violation by an operator of the requirements of this section is considered an unfair or deceptive act under Chapter 5, Title 39, and the South Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act.

   (C) For purposes of this section, "child" means an individual under the age of eighteen years.

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


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