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TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-840, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST TAKING OR DESTROYING THE NESTS OR EGGS OF WILD BIRDS, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "ACTIVE NEST" AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY ISSUE PERMITS FOR THE REMOVAL OF CERTAIN ACTIVE NESTS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. 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,
thean active nest or the eggs of anya wild bird or have suchthe nest or eggs in his possession, except as permitted in Section 50-11-1180pursuant 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 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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