Budget proposal for a sin tax

April 1, 2008 4:44:30 AM PDT
It could cost more to see naked babes in South Carolina.

At least that's what one state senator wants in the Palmetto State.

Greenville Republican Mike Fair wants to impose a 20 percent sin tax on magazines like Playboy and Hustler.

He says the proposal could raise about $385,000 that would go to the state Department of Probation, Pardon and Parole to manage sex offenders.

Fair's suggestion comes as the South Carolina's Senate Finance Committee beings working on the state budget.

Senators have yet to vote the proposal.