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A17, R24, H3579
Sponsors: Rep. Barfield
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Introduced in the House on February 20, 2013
Introduced in the Senate on March 7, 2013
Passed by the General Assembly on April 10, 2013
Governor's Action: April 23, 2013, Signed
Summary: Nongame fish in gill nets
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/20/2013 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 38) 2/20/2013 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 38) 2/28/2013 House Committee report: Favorable Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 6) 3/6/2013 House Read second time (House Journal-page 84) 3/6/2013 House Roll call Yeas-111 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 84) 3/7/2013 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 25) 3/7/2013 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12) 3/7/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 12) 3/21/2013 Senate Committee report: Favorable Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 23) 4/9/2013 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 44) 4/9/2013 Senate Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 44) 4/10/2013 Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 30) 4/18/2013 Ratified R 24 4/23/2013 Signed By Governor 4/29/2013 Effective date 04/23/13 4/30/2013 Act No. 17
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(A17, R24, H3579)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-325, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TAKING OF NONGAME FISH IN GILL NETS, SO AS TO REDUCE THE MINIMUM DISTANCE REQUIRED BETWEEN NETS PLACED ON THE LITTLE PEE DEE RIVER UPSTREAM OF PUNCH BOWL LANDING.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Taking of nongame fish in gill nets
SECTION 1. Section 50-13-325 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 114 of 2012, is further amended to read:
"Section 50-13-325. (A) The season for taking nongame fish other than American shad and herring in the freshwaters of this State with a gill net is from November first to March first inclusive. A gill net may be used or possessed in the freshwaters in which their use is authorized on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only. A gill net used in the freshwaters must have a mesh size not less than four and one-half inches stretch mesh. A gill net measuring more than one hundred yards in length must not be used in the freshwaters and a gill net, cable, line or other device used for support of a gill net may not extend more than halfway across any stream or body of water. A gill net may be placed in the freshwaters on a first come first served basis but a gill net must not be placed within two hundred yards of another gill net. However, notwithstanding another provision of law, along the Little Pee Dee River upstream of Punch Bowl Landing, no net may be set within seventy-five feet of a gill net previously set, drifted within seventy-five feet of another drifting net, or placed or set within seventy-five feet of the confluence of a tributary. Use or possession of a gill net at any place or time other than those prescribed in this subsection is unlawful.
(B) Nongame fish taken in shad nets lawfully fished during the open season for taking shad may be kept. A sturgeon caught must be returned immediately to the waters from where it was taken."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 18th day of April, 2013.
Approved the 23rd day of April, 2013.
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