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H 4831 General Bill, By Hixon, Ligon, B. Newton, Forrest, R. Williams and Jefferson
Similar (S 0885)
Summary: Native reptiles and amphibians
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-15-15 SO AS TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THIS STATE'S NATIVE REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN SPECIES AND TO REQUIRE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF POSSESSION LIMITS; BY ADDING SECTION 50-15-55 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE RELEASE OF NONNATIVE CAPTIVE WILDLIFE IN THIS STATE; TO AMEND SECTION 50-15-10, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO DEFINE NEW TERMS AND EXPAND THE TERM "NONGAME SPECIES" TO INCLUDE ANIMAL PARTS, PRODUCTS, EGGS, AND OFFSPRING; TO AMEND SECTION 50-15-30, RELATING TO THE LISTING OF ENDANGERED SPECIES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONDUCT THE REVIEW OF THE STATE LIST OF ENDANGERED SPECIES; TO AMEND SECTION 50-15-40, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO ESTABLISH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS; TO AMEND SECTION 50-15-80, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS, SO AS TO GRANT CONCURRENT JURISDICTION OVER THESE VIOLATIONS TO MAGISTRATES COURTS, TO INCREASE MONETARY PENALTIES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE REVOCATION OF PERMITS GRANTED TO A PERSON WHO VIOLATES CERTAIN PROVISIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 50-15-310, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CAPTIVE ALLIGATOR PROPAGATION ACT, SO AS TO ALTER THE DEFINITIONS OF THE TERMS "ALLIGATOR PROPAGATION FACILITY" AND "COMMERCIAL PURPOSES".
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01/14/20House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 123)
01/14/20House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 123)
01/22/20House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: B.Newton, Forrest
01/29/20House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: R.Williams, Jefferson
01/30/20House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 17)
02/05/20House Amended (House Journal-page 13)
02/05/20House Read second time (House Journal-page 13)
02/05/20House Roll call Yeas-100 Nays-5 (House Journal-page 16)
02/06/20House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 10)
02/06/20Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6)
02/06/20Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 6)
03/12/20Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 9)
03/17/20 Scrivener's error corrected



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