House members introduce bill to regulate internet pornography

Updated: Mar. 3, 2017 at 9:50 AM EST
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - South Carolina lawmakers are wading into pornography.

Nope, not like that, but nonetheless, members of the General Assembly have introduced a bill in hopes of addressing what they call the "pornography epidemic."

The bill, H. 3887, introduced by Rep. Mike Burns, Rep. Bill Chumley, and Rep. Anne Thayer on Thursday calls for the regulation of pornography on the Internet to "ensure compliance with obscenity laws of the state."

In their bill, the representatives say pornography is creating a "public health crisis" that "perpetuates a sexually toxic environment."

The bill looks to encourage education, prevention, research, and policy changes to help stem the growth of pornography among state residents.

The bill has already been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

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