View Amendment Current Amendment: 3698R003.SP.LKG.docx to Bill 3698     Senator GROOMS proposed the following amendment (3698R003.SP.LKG):
    Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 18, by striking lines 42-43, and page 19, by striking lines 1-3 and inserting:
/     (E)(1)(a)     For purposes of this section, 'trophy striped bass' means any striped bass greater than twenty-six inches. A trophy striped bass must be tagged as prescribed by the department. It is unlawful to possess a trophy striped bass that is not tagged.
        (b)     In the Santee River system from October first through June fifteenth, it is unlawful to take or possess a striped bass less than twenty-three inches or greater than twenty-five inches. Pursuant to this subitem, no more than three striped bass may be taken or possessed per day, of which only one of the three may be a trophy striped bass. It is unlawful to take or possess more than one trophy striped bass per day.
        (2)     Upon application to the department, a person may be issued five striped bass tags annually in a manner to be prescribed by the department.         /

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, page 19, line 33, by adding an appropriately numbered new subsection to read:
/     (     )     The department shall make a study of the striped bass fishery on the Santee and Cooper River systems and make recommendations on any needed modifications of this section before January 2022."         /

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, page 20, by striking SECTION 5 and inserting:
/     SECTION     5.     This act takes effect on February 1, 2018.         /
    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.