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SC H3616


Defense of Children's Innocence Act

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.

Legislative Session


125th General Assembly


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Thomas Beach (R)

Matthew Leber (R)

April Cromer (R)

David O'Neal (R)

Jordan Pace (R)

Rob Harris (R)

Stewart Jones (R)

Roy Magnuson (R)


2023-01-24Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Magnuson
2023-01-11Referred to Committee on Judiciary
2023-01-11Introduced and read first time