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South Carolina

2023 anti-trans legislation

SC H3197
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Parental Bill of Rights

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Chapter 23 To Title 63 So As To Provide That Parents Have Fundamental Rights Regarding The Upbringing, Education, And Care Of Their Children; To Define Necessary Terms; To Limit The Ability Of The Government To Infringe On Parental Rights; To Identify Certain Fundamental Rights Of Parents; To Require That School Districts Create Parental Involvement Policies; To Prohibit Care Providers From Soliciting Or Providing Health Care Services To Children Without Written Parental Consent; To Provide That The Chapter's Provisions Supersede State Of Emergency Declarations; To Create A Cause Of Action For Violations Of This Chapter; And By Amending Section 63-5-340, Relating To The Age At Which A Minor May Consent To Health Services, So As To Raise The Age To Eighteen.

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Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "families' Rights And Responsibilities Act" By Adding Chapter 23 To Title 63 So As To Recognize That Parents Have The Ultimate Responsibility To Direct The Upbringing, Education, Health Care, And Mental Health Of Their Children; To Set Forth Certain Rights And Responsibilities; To Require Local School Boards Of Trustees To Take Certain Actions To Promote Parental Involvement; To Require Medical Providers To Obtain Parental Consent Before Providing Health Care Services To A Child Of The Parent, With Exceptions; To Create A Cause Of Action For Violation Of The Chapter; And For Other Purposes; And To Amend Section 59-28-160, Relating To Local School Boards Of Trustees, So As To Make Conforming Changes.

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Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "south Carolina Vulnerable Child Compassion And Protection Act"; And By Adding Chapter 140 To Title 44 So As To Prohibit The Performance Of A Medical Procedure Or The Prescription Or Issuance Of Medication, Upon Or To A Minor, That Is Intended To Alter The Appearance Of The Minor's Gender Or Delay Puberty, With Exceptions; To Authorize Professional Disciplinary Action And The Right To Institute A Civil Action For Violations Of The Chapter; And For Other Purposes.

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Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "eliminate Economic Boycotts Act"; And By Adding Section 11-1-130 So As To Require Companies That Contract With The State To Certify That They Do Not Boycott Or Discriminate Against Certain Companies.

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Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "state Pension Fiduciary Duty Act"; And By Adding Section 9-16-110 So As To Provide That State Retirement Funds Must Be Invested Solely To Achieve A Return For Pension Plan Beneficiaries And Not To Achieve Certain Political And Social Objectives.

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Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "live And Let Live Act"; By Adding Article 2 To Chapter 32 Of Title 1 So As To Prohibit The State Government From Discriminating Against Certain Individuals And Organizations Based On Their Beliefs Regarding Marriage And A Person's Sex; And For Other Purposes.

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Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "defense Of Children's Innocence Act" By Adding Section 6-1-200 So As To Provide That Any Business Where Drag Shows Are Held Is Deemed To Be A Sexually Oriented Business For All Local Ordinances Relating To A Sexually Oriented Business; By Adding Section 6-1-210 So As To Prohibit A State Agency, Political Subdivision, And Any Entity That Is Supported In Whole Or In Part By Public Funds From Using Any Public Funds To Host Or Provide A Drag Show; And By Amending Section 16-15-385, Relating To Disseminating Harmful Materials To Minors, So As To Include The Offense Of Allowing A Minor To View A Drag Show.

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Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "millstone Act Of 2023"; And By Adding Chapter 141 To Title 44 So As To Prohibit Health Care Professionals From Making Referrals For Or Providing Gender-transition Procedures Or Services To Anyone Under Twenty-six Years Of Age; To Prohibit The Use Of Public Funds For Such Procedures; And To Create A Criminal Penalty For Violations, Provide For Professional Discipline, Allow A Private Right Of Action, And Authorize The Attorney General To Enforce The Chapter.

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Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 59-29-12 So As To Provide Students In State-funded Places Of Learning With An Education Focused On Excellence And Integrity, Equip Them To Think Independently And Critically, Support Educators By Maintaining A Learning And Work Environment Unencumbered By Social Or Political Activism, Treat Students And Employees Of Schools With Dignity As Unique Individuals Without Stereotyping Or Scapegoating, Provide Instruction Free From Ideological Indoctrination Or Coercion, Foster And Defend Intellectual Inquiry And Freedom Of Speech As Well As Freedom From Compelled Speech, Require Clear Distinctions Between The Teaching Of Theory And Fact, Require Full Transparency Of Curricula, Protect The Privacy And Innocence Of Children And Guard Them Against Obscene And Mature Materials, Respect The Rights Of Parents As Their Child's Decision-makers For Health And Well-being, Including Emotional And Sexual Development, Defer To Parents As Their Child's Primary Source Of Moral And Social Values, Allow Parents To Opt Out Of Activities That Violate This Act, Establish A Clear Protocol For Reporting Violations And Allowing Local Entities To Address And Correct Issues, And Require Privacy And Nondisclosure During The Investigation Process.

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Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws, Title 63, By Adding Chapter 23 So As To Enact The Parental Bill Of Rights; By Adding Section 63-23-110 So As To Provide That Parents Have Fundamental Rights Regarding The Upbringing, Education, And Care Of Their Children; By Adding Section 63-23-120 So As To Define Necessary Terms; By Adding Section 63-23-130 So As To Provide That The Government Cannot Infringe On Fundamental Rights Of Parents Without A Compelling State Interest That Is Narrowly Tailored And That Cannot Be Achieved By A Less Intrusive Means; By Adding Section 63-23-140 So As To Provide Fundamental Rights Of Parents; By Adding Section 63-23-150 So As To Require That School Districts Should Create Parental Involvement Policies; By Adding Section 63-23-160 So As To Prohibit Health Care Providers From Soliciting Or Providing Health Care Services To Children Without Written Parental Consent; By Adding Section 63-23-170 To Provide That The Provisions Contained In This Chapter Supersede Any Matter To The Contrary Contained In A State Of Emergency; By Adding Section 63-23-180 To Provide For A Cause Of Action For Violations Of This Chapter; And By Amending Section 63-5-340, Relating To Minor's Consent To Health Services, So As To Raise The Age At Which A Minor May Consent To Health Services.

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Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 40-47-205, Relating To General Provisions Concerning Physicians, So As To Prohibit Physicians From Performing Gender Reassignment Surgery On Minors, And To Prohibit Physicians From Prescribing Or Administering Certain Substances For The Purpose Of Attempting To Alter The Appearance Of Or Affirm The Minor's Perception Of His Gender If That Appearance Or Perception Is Inconsistent With The Minor's Biological Sex.

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Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 40-47-300 So As To Provide Definitions; By Adding Section 40-47-310 So As To Provide That A Person Younger Than Twenty-one Years Of Age May Not Undergo Gender Transition Procedures; By Adding Section 40-47-320 So As To Provide That A Person Younger Than Twenty-one Years Of Age May Receive Appropriate Medical Services Otherwise Related To Gender Transition Procedures Under Limited Circumstances; By Adding Section 40-47-330 So As To Provide Prerequisites For A Person Older Than Twenty-one Years Of Age To Undergo Gender Transition Procedures; By Adding Section 40-47-340 So As To Provide That No Public Funds May Be Used To Pay For Gender Transition Procedures; And By Adding Section 59-32-35 So As To Provide That Gender Identity Disorders May Be Taught As Part Of A Comprehensive Health Education Program, To Provide That Students With Gender Identity Disorders Must Be Encouraged Seek Mental Health Treatment For The Disorder And Must Not Be Encouraged To Seek Gender Transition Procedures, And To Provide That School Personnel Must Notify Parents When They Learn That A Student Suffers From A Gender Identity Disorder.

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A Joint Resolution Constitution Proposing An Amendment To Article Xvii Of The Constitution Of South Carolina, By Adding Section 16 To Provide That A Person's Biological Sex At Birth Constitutes That Person's Gender For The Purposes Of The State Constitution And Laws.

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Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Amending Section 44-63-100, Relating To The Process Through Which A Person May Make Changes To His Birth Certificate, So As To Provide That Gender Changes To A Person's Birth Certificate May Only Be To Change From Male To Female Or From Female To Male And To Provide For Affidavits That Must Accompany A Petition To Make A Gender Change To A Person's Birth Certificate.

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Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 59-29-12 So As To Provide Students In State-funded Places Of Learning With An Education Focused On Excellence And Integrity, Equip Them To Think Independently And Critically, Support Educators By Maintaining A Learning And Work Environment Unencumbered By Social Or Political Activism, Treat Students And Employees Of Schools With Dignity As Unique Individuals Without Stereotyping Or Scapegoating, Provide Instruction Free From Ideological Indoctrination Or Coercion, Foster And Defend Intellectual Inquiry And Freedom Of Speech As Well As Freedom From Compelled Speech, Require Clear Distinctions Between The Teaching Of Theory And Fact, Require Full Transparency Of Curricula, Protect The Privacy And Innocence Of Children And Guard Them Against Obscene And Mature Materials, Respect The Rights Of Parents As Their Child's Decision-makers For Health And Well-being Including Emotional And Sexual Development, Defer To Parents As Their Child's Primary Source Of Moral And Social Values, Allow Parents To Opt Out Of Activities That Violate This Act, Establish A Clear Protocol For Reporting Violations And Allowing Local Entities To Address And Correct Issues, And Require Privacy And Nondisclosure During The Investigation Process.