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H*2742 (Rat #0308, Act #0301 of 1988) General Bill, By  House Agriculture and Natural Resources
    A Bill to amend Section 50-17-1620, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the use of a cast net to take shrimp, so as to provide that it is unlawful to catch or take shrimp by any means, rather than by cast net alone, for commercial purposes outside the areas as specified in certain Code Sections or outside the legal channel net zones as established by the Wildlife and Marine Resources Department, make it unlawful to take or attempt to take shrimp by use of a shrimp trap or shrimp pot, require the Department to establish annually a sixty-day open season between September first and November fifteenth for taking shrimp over baited areas, make it unlawful to take or attempt to take shrimp over bait during the closed season for taking shrimp over bait except by use of a drop net from certain structures, make it unlawful for a resident or nonresident to take shrimp by cast net over bait during the open season unless he first obtains a shrimp baiting permit and associated tags, make it unlawful to borrow, loan, or exchange a baiting permit or tags with another person and provide certain penalties, provide for a fee for a resident shrimp baiting permit and associated tags of twenty-five dollars and for a fee for the issuance of the nonresident shrimp baiting permit and associated tags of five hundred dollars, provide for a fee for the issuance of duplicate shrimp baiting permit of twenty-five dollars for residents and of one hundred dollars for nonresidents, provide for a fee for the issuance of each duplicate tag of one dollar for residents and of four dollars for nonresidents, provide for the use of monies derived from the issuance of all permits and tags, make it unlawful to catch or take shrimp over a baited area except under certain conditions and provide certain exemptions to the prohibition outright, make it unlawful during the closed season for taking shrimp over bait to have aboard any boat any poles or material that can be used to attract, lure, or cause shrimp to congregate, make it unlawful to set poles within fifty yards of a dock or public landing or boat ramp, provide various penalties for the violation of different portions of Section 50-17-1620, provide that each quart of shrimp taken in violation of the provisions of this Section may constitute a separate offense, provide that no part of the fines provided in this Section may be suspended, and delete certain language; and to amend Section 50-17-1621, relating to the limit on the catch of shrimp by seine or cast net, so as to delete certain provisions, provide that when taking shrimp over bait, there is a catch limit of not more than forty-eight, rather than fifty, quarts of whole shrimp or twenty-nine, rather than thirty, quarts of headed shrimp for each set of poles a day, provide a catch limit when no bait is being used, provide a catch limit when a seine or seines are being used to take shrimp, make it unlawful, with certain exceptions, for any person to have in his immediate control or possession more than forty-eight quarts of whole shrimp or twenty-nine quarts of headed shrimp while on the waters or the lands immediately adjacent to the waters and provide for a possession limit, provide for various penalties, and provide that no part of the fines in this Section may be suspended.-amended title
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03/25/87House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-1439
03/31/87House Debate adjourned HJ-1498
04/01/87House Objection by Rep. J. Bradley, Barfield & Dangerfield HJ-1523
04/02/87House Objection withdrawn by Rep. Dangerfield HJ-1598
04/02/87House Objection by Rep. Kohn HJ-1612
04/15/87House Special order, set for after 2nd read or other consideration of H2072 (H 3023) HJ-1896
04/15/87House Amended HJ-1920
04/15/87House Read second time HJ-1927
04/16/87House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-2007
04/21/87Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-1397
04/21/87Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-1398
05/05/87Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-1671
05/07/87Senate Amended SJ-1768
05/07/87Senate Read second time SJ-1770
05/07/87Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-1771
05/08/87Senate Read third time SJ-1776
05/08/87Senate Returned SJ-1776
05/14/87House Senate amendment amended HJ-1743
05/14/87House Returned HJ-1744
05/19/87Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment SJ-1958
05/19/87House House insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Reps. Foxworth, Day & J. Bradley HJ-2884
05/21/87Senate Conference committee appointed Sens. Waddell, McConnell, and Drummond SJ-2098
06/04/87House Rep J Bradley resigns as conferree-Rep Pearce appointe HJ-3762
06/04/87House Conference report received HJ-3779
06/04/87House Debate interrupted HJ-3787
06/25/87House Debate adjourned
01/12/88House Debate adjourned HJ-296
01/20/88House Recommitted to conference committee HJ-447
01/20/88House Conference report received HJ-449
01/20/88House Conference report adopted HJ-455
01/21/88Senate Conference report recommitted SJ-25
01/21/88Senate Conference report received SJ-38
01/21/88Senate Conference report adopted SJ-44
01/21/88Senate Ordered enrolled for ratification SJ-44
01/28/88 Ratified R 308
02/03/88 Signed By Governor
02/03/88 Effective date 02/03/88
02/03/88 Act No. 301
03/01/88 Copies available

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