Reference is to the bill as introduced.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding the following appropriately numbered SECTION:
/ SECTION __. Section 50-13-620 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 114 of 2012, is further amended to read:
(A) A trotline, trap, eel pot, gill
net, and hoop net must be marked with a white floating
marker not less than a capacity of one quart and not more than a
capacity of one gallon and must be made of solid, buoyant
material that does not sink if punctured or cracked. A floating
marker must be constructed of plastic, PVC spongex, plastic
foam, or cork. A hollow buoy or float, including plastic,
metal, or glass bottles or jugs, must not be used, except that a
manufactured buoy or float specifically designed for use with
nongame fishing devices may be hollow if constructed of heavy
duty plastic material and approved by the department.
floating marker used the first through the fifteenth inclusive
of each month must be colored white only; for the remainder of
the month markers must be yellow only and, except for a
trotline, there must not be any other color marker attached to
the device. The owner's name and department customer
identification number must be legible on each of the white
or yellow floating markers. Both commercial
and recreational fishermen shall comply with provisions of this
title pertaining to the marking and use of a nongame fishing
device. A trotline must be marked on both ends. A commercial
trotline must be marked at intervals of every fifty hooks. A
recreational trotline must be marked at intervals of every
twenty-five hooks. An end marker must conform to the
white and yellow marking scheme. Each interval float
must be 'International Orange' in color.
(B) A tag issued for a nongame device must be attached to the device at all times. A permit and tag receipt must be kept on the person to whom issued while possessing or using a nongame fishing device.
(C) Each set hook must have an identification tag attached to it bearing the owner's name and department customer identification number.
(D) A device or part of it improperly marked, tagged, or identified is in violation and is contraband.
(E) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, is punishable as prescribed in this chapter." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.