South Carolina General Assembly
120th Session, 2013-2014

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A154, R163, H4541

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Rep. Barfield
Document Path: l:\council\bills\swb\5066cm14.docx

Introduced in the House on January 22, 2014
Introduced in the Senate on February 4, 2014
Last Amended on January 23, 2014
Passed by the General Assembly on March 12, 2014
Governor's Action: April 7, 2014, Signed

Summary: Fishing along the Little Pee Dee River

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/22/2014  House   Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without 
                        reference (House Journal-page 13)
   1/23/2014  House   Amended (House Journal-page 15)
   1/23/2014  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 15)
   1/23/2014  House   Roll call Yeas-97  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 15)
   1/23/2014  House   Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative 
                        day (House Journal-page 17)
   1/24/2014  House   Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 1)
    2/4/2014  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 13)
    2/4/2014  Senate  Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry 
                        (Senate Journal-page 13)
    3/5/2014  Senate  Committee report: Favorable Fish, Game and Forestry 
                        (Senate Journal-page 22)
   3/11/2014  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 30)
   3/11/2014  Senate  Roll call Ayes-44  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 30)
   3/12/2014  Senate  Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 24)
    4/3/2014          Ratified R 163
    4/7/2014          Signed By Governor
    4/9/2014          Effective date 04/07/14
   4/14/2014          Act No. 154

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/22/2014
1/22/2014-A
1/23/2014
3/5/2014

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

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(A154, R163, H4541)

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-325, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TAKING OF CERTAIN NONGAME FISH IN GILL NETS AND SHAD NETS, SO AS TO REVISE THE RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON SETTING NETS ALONG 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 freshwaters

SECTION    1.    Section 50-13-325(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 17 of 2013, is further amended to read:

"(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, or drifted within seventy-five feet of another drifting net. Use or possession of a gill net at any place or time other than those prescribed in this subsection is unlawful."

Time effective

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 3rd day of April, 2014.

Approved the 7th day of April, 2014.

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