South Carolina General Assembly
118th Session, 2009-2010

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A193, R241, H3913

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Rep. Vick
Document Path: l:\council\bills\ms\7328zw09.docx

Introduced in the House on April 21, 2009
Introduced in the Senate on March 16, 2010
Last Amended on March 10, 2010
Passed by the General Assembly on May 20, 2010
Governor's Action: May 28, 2010, Signed

Summary: Striped bass

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   4/21/2009  House   Introduced and read first time HJ-48
   4/21/2009  House   Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources 
                        and Environmental Affairs HJ-49
    3/9/2010  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, 
                        Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-2
   3/10/2010  House   Amended HJ-17
   3/10/2010  House   Read second time HJ-20
   3/11/2010  House   Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-9
   3/11/2010          Scrivener's error corrected
   3/16/2010  Senate  Introduced and read first time SJ-24
   3/16/2010  Senate  Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-24
    5/5/2010  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Fish, Game 
                        and Forestry SJ-14
    5/6/2010  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted SJ-24
    5/6/2010  Senate  Read second time SJ-24
   5/11/2010  Senate  Read third time and returned to House with amendments 
                        SJ-17
   5/12/2010          Scrivener's error corrected
   5/20/2010  House   Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-35
   5/20/2010  House   Roll call Yeas-80  Nays-2 HJ-35
   5/25/2010          Ratified R 241
   5/28/2010          Signed By Governor
    6/3/2010          Effective date 07/01/10
    6/9/2010          Act No. 193

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

4/21/2009
3/9/2010
3/10/2010
3/11/2010
5/5/2010
5/6/2010
5/12/2010


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(A193, R241, H3913)

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-5-1556 SO AS TO ESTABLISH SEASONAL CREEL AND SIZE LIMITS FOR STRIPED BASS IN THE INSHORE WATERS AND THE TERRITORIAL SEA, EXCLUDING CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER; TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-221, RELATING TO STRIPED BASS IN THE LOWER SANTEE AND COOPER RIVERS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH SEASONAL CREEL AND SIZE LIMITS FOR STRIPED BASS IN CERTAIN FRESHWATER BODIES; AND BY ADDING SECTION 50-13-222 SO AS TO ESTABLISH CREEL AND SIZE LIMITS FOR STRIPED BASS IN LAKE RUSSELL, INCLUDING ITS TRIBUTARIES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Seasonal striped bass creel and size limits in inshore waters and territorial sea; waters excluded

SECTION    1.    Article 15, Chapter 5, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 50-5-1556.    (A)    In the inshore waters, except for that portion of the Savannah River from the saltwater-freshwater dividing line downstream to the mouth of the Savannah River defined by a line from Jones Island, S.C. (also known as Oysterbed Island) point at N. 32 02'18" (N 32.03833), W. 80 53' 21" (W 80.88917); across Cockspur Island, Georgia, point at N. 32 01'58" (N 32.03278), W. 80 52' 56" (W 80.88222) to Lazaretto Creek, Georgia, point at N 32 01' 2" (N 32.01722), W. 80 52'51" (W 80.88083), and the territorial sea from June first through September thirtieth, it is unlawful to possess any striped bass (rockfish). Any striped bass taken must be returned immediately to the waters from where it came.

(B)    In the inshore waters, except for that portion of the Savannah River from the saltwater-freshwater dividing line downstream to the mouth of the Savannah River defined by a line from Jones Island, S.C. (also known as Oysterbed Island) point at N. 32 02'18" (N 32.03833), W. 80 53' 21" (W 80.88917); across Cockspur Island, Georgia, point at N. 32 01'58" (N 32.03278), W. 80 52' 56" (W 80.88222) to Lazaretto Creek, Georgia, point at N 32 01' 2" (N 32.01722), W. 80 52'51" (W 80.88083), and the territorial sea from October first through May thirty-first it is unlawful to:

(1)    take or possess more than three striped bass per day;

(2)    take any striped bass less than twenty-six inches in length; or

(3)    land any striped bass without the head and tail fin intact."

Seasonal striped bass creel and size limits in certain freshwater bodies

SECTION    2.    Section 50-13-221 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 237 of 2008, is amended to read:

"Section 50-13-221.    (A)    In the following freshwater bodies: the Ashepoo River; Ashley River; Back River in Jasper County and the Back River in Berkeley County; Black River; Black Mingo Creek; Bull Creek and Little Bull Creek; Combahee River; Cooper River system; Coosawhatchie River; Cuckholds Creek; Edisto River; Horseshoe Creek; Lumber River; Lynches River; Great Pee Dee and Little Pee Dee Rivers; Pocotaligo in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton Counties; Salkehatchie and Little Salkehatchie Rivers; Sampit River; Lower Santee River system; Tulifinny; Thoroughfare Creek; and Waccamaw River from June first to September thirtieth, it is unlawful to take, attempt to take, or to possess any striped bass. Any striped bass taken must be returned immediately to the waters from where it came.

(B)    In the following freshwater bodies: the Ashepoo River; Ashley River; Back River in Jasper County and the Back River in Berkeley County; Black River; Black Mingo Creek; Bull Creek and Little Bull Creek; Combahee River; Cooper River system; Coosawhatchie River; Cuckholds Creek; Edisto River; Horseshoe Creek; Lumber River; Lynches River; Great Pee Dee and Little Pee Dee Rivers; Pocotaligo in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton Counties; Salkehatchie and Little Salkehatchie Rivers; Sampit River; Lower Santee River system; Tulifinny; Thoroughfare Creek; and Waccamaw River from October first through May thirty-first, it is unlawful to take or possess more than three striped bass per day.

(C)    In the following freshwater bodies: the Ashepoo River; Ashley River; Back River in Jasper County and the Back River in Berkeley County; Black River; Black Mingo Creek; Bull Creek and Little Bull Creek; Combahee River; Cooper River system; Coosawhatchie River; Cuckholds Creek; Edisto River; Horseshoe Creek; Lumber River; Lynches River; Great Pee Dee and Little Pee Dee Rivers; Pocotaligo in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton Counties; Salkehatchie and Little Salkehatchie Rivers; Sampit River; Lower Santee River system; Tulifinny; Thoroughfare Creek; and Waccamaw River from October first through May thirty-first, it is unlawful to take or possess a striped bass less than twenty-six inches in total length.

(D)    Striped bass must be landed with head and tail fin intact.

(E)    The Department of Natural Resources for the Lower Santee and Cooper River systems shall make recommendations, after study, on any needed modification to the restrictions in this section before January 1, 2015."

Striped bass creel and size limits in Lake Russell

SECTION    3.    Article 1, Chapter 13, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 50-13-222.    (A)    It is unlawful to take or possess more than two striped bass on all waters of Lake Russell from Lake Hartwell Dam and Lake Secession Dam, including all tributaries of Lake Russell.

(B)    It is unlawful to take and retain from all waters of Lake Russell from Lake Hartwell Dam and Lake Secession Dam, including its tributaries, more than one striped bass greater than thirty-four inches in length."

Time effective

SECTION    4.    This act takes effect July 1, 2010.

Ratified the 25th day of May, 2010.

Approved the 28th day of May, 2010.

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