45-9-10: States that every person is entitled to full
enjoyment of described services and accommodations without
discrimination on account of race, color, religion, or national
origin, and defines places of public accommodation.
45-9-20: Exempts private clubs and other establishments
not open to the general public.
45-9-30: Protects persons from intimidation, threats,
coercion, or punishment for exercising rights and privileges
granted by the law.
45-9-40: Grants authority to Attorney General to
prosecute pattern and practice complaints before a panel
of S. C. Human Affairs Commission Board members following
investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division; provides
45-9-50: Provides for full hearing before Commission
panel and establishes procedures therefore.
45-9-60: Empowers the Commission to establish rules;
grants authority to issue subpoenas; and, grants relief
if violation is found.
45-9-65: Creates exceptions to liability over certain
unauthorized conduct of establishment or agency's employee
if conduct is not known by the person in charge; provides
panel discretion in license revocation mandate in certain
situations as described.
45-9-70: Provides for intervention by interested
45-9-75: Describes method and procedures for panel's
findings of fact, conclusions of law and order of determination;
establishes limited right of appeal.
45-9-80: Provides for mandatory immediate revocation
of license and 3-year prohibition against issuance or reissuance
45-9-85: Establishes criminal and civil sanctions
for breach of confidentiality.
45-9-90: Makes violations of the Act a misdemeanor
with penalties of fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment
for not less than six months nor more than 3 years, or both.
45-9-100: Creates private right of action with civil
remedies of not less than $5,000 and provides for attorney
fees and court costs.
45-9-110: Requires aggrieved party to exhaust administrative
process for filing complaint with the South Carolina Human
Affairs Commission and period of 60 days for investigation
and conciliation prior to court filing.
45-9-120: States legislative intent to create three
independent courses of action for violations of law.