2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 53 - Sundays, Holidays and Other Special Days
SECTION 53-1-40. Unlawful to work on Sunday.

SC Code § 53-1-40 (2013) What's This?

On the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday, it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in worldly work, labor, business of his ordinary calling or the selling or offering to sell, publicly or privately or by telephone, at retail or at wholesale to the consumer any goods, wares or merchandise or to employ others to engage in work, labor, business or selling or offering to sell any goods, wares or merchandise, excepting work of necessity or charity. Provided, that in Charleston County the foregoing shall not apply to any person who conscientiously believes, because of his religion, that the seventh day of the week ought to be observed as the Sabbath and who actually refrains from secular business or labor on that day.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 64-2; 1952 Code Section 64-2; 1942 Code Section 1732; 1932 Code Section 1732; Cr. C. '22 Section 713; Cr. C. '12 Section 698; Cr. C. '02 Section 500; G. S. 1631; R. S. 385; 1691 (2) 69; 1712 (2) 396; 1962 (52) 2134; 1971 (57) 441.

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