The ACLU of SC works throughout the South Carolina legislative season to support bills that expand or protect our civil liberties and to fight against those that infringe on our freedoms.

Our national lobbyists are a constant presence at the Capitol working on civil liberties issues.

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Raise The Age

This bill would raise the age at which children must be held in a separate confinement facility from 17 years of age to 18 years of age.  Children should not be in the same facility as adults when apprehended and spending time in jail or prison.

February 11, 2019 Criminal Justice & Incarceration

Fetal Heartbeat Bill

Yet another attack on a woman's ability to get an abortion, this bill attempts to prevent an abortion the moment a heartbeat can be detected.  This would also provide that a civil action could be taken against a woman who gets an abortion, and criminal penalties levied.  The ACLU doesn't support

February 11, 2019 Women's Rights & Reproductive Freedom Privacy and Technology

Voting By Paper Ballots

Hand-marked, paper ballots are the safest, most secure way to cast a vote.  The benefits lies in their lack of technology:  they cannot be hacked, and they can be recounted.  This bill requires all voting machines in South Carolina to be a hand-marked, paper ballot, read by an optical scanner - l

February 1, 2019 Voting Rights

Compassionate Care Act

The United States is trending toward legalizing medicinal cannabis for those who are suffering from PTSD, cancer treatments, glaucoma, and a host of other issues that are significantly alleviated with the use of medicial cannabis.  Polls also show that the public is overwhelmingly supportive of t

February 1, 2019 Criminal Justice & Incarceration Privacy and Technology

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