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SC H4663


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Article 27 To Chapter 1, Title 1 So As To Prohibit Every Office, Division, Or Other Unit By Any Name Of Every Office Or Department Of This State, And All Of Its Political Subdivisions, Including All Institutions Of Higher Learning And School Districts, From Promoting Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion, And To Provide Exceptions.

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Except as required by federal law, every office, division, or other unit by any name of every office or department of this State, and all of its political subdivisions, including all institutions of higher learning and school districts, is prohibited from: (1) establishing or maintaining an office or division or other unit by any name whose purpose, in whole or in part, is the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion (2) hiring or assigning an employee or contracting with a third party to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (3) compelling, requiring, inducing, or soliciting any person to provide a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement or give preferential consideration to any person based on the provision of a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement;

Legislative Session


125th General Assembly


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2024-01-09Referred to Committee on Judiciary
2024-01-09Introduced and read first time
2023-12-14Referred to Committee on Judiciary