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Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
AS PASSED BY THE SENATE
May 21, 2009
S. Printed 5/21/09--S.
Read the first time April 1, 2009.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-711 SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE "SUMMER DUCK" AS THE OFFICIAL STATE DUCK.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 9, Chapter 1, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-711. The 'wood duck' (Aix sponsa) also known as the summer duck and the Carolina duck is designated as the official state duck. "
SECTION 2. Article 9, Chapter 1, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-712. The 'bottlenose dolphin' (Tursiops truncatus) is designated as the official state marine mammal.
SECTION 3. Article 9, Chapter 1, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-713. The 'northern right whale' (Eubalaena glacialis) is designated as the official state migratory marine mammal.
SECTION 4. Section 50-11-840 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 50-11-840. (A) No person may take or destroy, or attempt to take or destroy,
the an active nest or the eggs of any a wild bird or have such an active nest or eggs in his possession, except as permitted in Section 50-11-1180 pursuant to a permit issued by the department. An 'active nest' means a nest with birds or eggs present.
(B) The department may issue a permit for the removal of an active nest or eggs that constitute a public safety threat or when birds are causing damage to property."
SECTION 5. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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