South Carolina Laws


Title 16 – Crimes and Offenses

SECTION 16-15-130. Indecent exposure; breastfeeding.

(A)(1) It is unlawful for a person to wilfully, maliciously, and indecently expose his person in a public place, on property of others, or to the view of any person on a street or highway.

(2) This subsection does not apply to a woman who breastfeeds her own child in a public place, on property of others, to the view of any person on a street or highway, or any other place where a woman
and her child are authorized to be.

(B) A person who violates the provisions of subsection (A)(1) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined in the discretion of the court or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.


Title 61 – Alcohol and Alcoholic Beverages

SECTION 61-4-580. Prohibited acts.

No holder of a permit authorizing the sale of beer or wine or a servant, agent, or employee of the permittee may knowingly commit any of the following acts upon the licensed premises covered by the
holder’s permit:

(1) sell beer or wine to a person under twenty-one years of age;

(2) sell beer or wine to an intoxicated person;

(3) permit gambling or games of chance except game promotions including contests, games of chance, or sweepstakes in which the elements of chance and prize are present and which comply with the following:

(a) the game promotion is conducted or offered in connection with the sale, promotion, or advertisement of a consumer product or service, or to enhance the brand or image of a supplier of consumer products or services;

(b) no purchase payment, entry fee, or proof of purchase is required as a condition of entering the game promotion or receiving a prize; and

(c) all materials advertising the game promotion clearly disclose that no purchase or payment is necessary to enter and provide details on the free method of participation.

(4) permit lewd, immoral, or improper entertainment, conduct, or practices. This includes, but is not limited to, entertainment, conduct, or practices where a person is in a state of undress so as to
expose the human male or female genitals, pubic area, or buttocks cavity with less than a full opaque covering

(5) permit any act, the commission of which tends to create a public nuisance or which constitutes a crime under the laws of this State; or

(6) sell, offer for sale, or possess any beverage or alcoholic liquors the sale or possession of which is prohibited on the licensed premises under the law of this State; or

(7) conduct, operate, organize, promote, advertise, run, or participate in a “drinking contest” or “drinking
game”. For purposes of this item, “drinking contest” or “drinking game” includes, but is not limited to, a
contest, game, event, or other endeavor which encourages or promotes the consumption of beer or wine by participants at extraordinary speed or in increased quantities or in more potent form. “Drinking
contest” or “drinking game” does not include a contest, game, event, or endeavor in which beer or wine
is not used or consumed by participants as part of the contest, game, event, or endeavor, but instead is used solely as a reward or prize. Selling beer or wine in the regular course of business is not considered a
violation of this section.

A violation of any provision of this section is a ground for the revocation or suspension of the holder’s permit.

HISTORY: 1996 Act No. 415, Section 1; 1997 Act No. 98, Section 3; 1999 Act No. 52, Section 1.