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H 3531 General Bill, By Crawford, Clemmons, Fry, Duckworth, Hixon, Hardee, V.S. Moss, Forrest and Martin
Summary: Wild cats, Apes, and Bears
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 2 TO TITLE 47 SO AS TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN PERSONS FROM OWNING, POSSESSING, IMPORTING, PURCHASING, OR SELLING A LARGE WILD CAT, NON-NATIVE BEAR, OR GREAT APE, TO AUTHORIZE CONFISCATION OF THESE ANIMALS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BODIES MAY ADOPT ORDINANCES THAT REGULATE THE POSSESSION OF THESE ANIMALS, TO REGULATE THE TREATMENT OF THESE ANIMALS, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 47-5-50, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF THE SALE OF WILD CARNIVORES AS PETS AND THE SALE OF DOMESTICATED FERRETS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ALLOWS THE PUBLIC DISPLAY, SHOWING, OR EXHIBITION OF CERTAIN WILD CARNIVORES, PRIMATES, OR OTHER ANIMALS.
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01/19/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 5)
01/19/17House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 5)
01/25/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Forrest
01/26/17House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 3)
01/30/17 Scrivener's error corrected
01/31/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Martin
02/01/17House Amended (House Journal-page 33)
02/01/17House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Hill (House Journal-page 34)
02/01/17House Read second time (House Journal-page 34)
02/01/17House Roll call Yeas-99 Nays-5 (House Journal-page 34)
02/02/17House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 25)
02/02/17 Scrivener's error corrected
02/07/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 14)
02/07/17Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 14)
04/20/17Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 10)



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