Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-11-190. (A)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a property owner, lessee, or their designee may distribute up to one half ounce of quail feed or nutrients per square foot of land per week, or up to one ounce of quail feed or nutrients per square foot of land every two weeks, upon their property totaling at least a minimum of five hundred contiguous acres pursuant to a Quail Management Plan filed with the department.
(2) During turkey hunting season, no one may hunt turkey within two hundred fifty yards of the designated quail feeding areas.
(B)(1) Except as provided in items (2) and (3) of this subsection, the type of quail feed used and the method of distribution shall be left to the discretion of the property owner, lessee, or designee.
(2) Corn may not be used to feed quail anywhere in the State beginning fifteen days prior to the start of turkey season and until the end of turkey season.
(3) In Game Zone 1 and Game Zone 2, the use of corn is prohibited for the use of feeding quail.
(C) The spreading of feed as defined by this section, to assist the natural quail populations to remain healthy and vibrant, shall not be considered baiting if done in a manner consistent with the Quail Management Plan in place for the property upon which the feed is spread.
(D)(1) Prior to distributing quail feed or nutrients pursuant to subsection (A), the property owner of the land upon which the feed or nutrients are to be spread must file with the department a Quail Management Plan. The management plan must include a map of the property designated for quail feeding that identifies the number of acres being utilized, specify the areas that will be used for quail feeding during turkey season, and any other information required by the department.
(2) The property owner must file an updated management plan with the department every two years. Any changes to the plan after it is filed must be filed to the department prior to commencing or continuing feeding operations. All filings with the department are deemed to be in compliance with the provisions of this section unless the department notifies the property owners in writing that a conflict exists and the nature of the conflict."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.