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Bill Number: 2096 Ratification Number: 55 Act Number 30 Introducing Body: House Subject: Prohibit the wilful impeding or obstruction of lawful hunting, trapping, fishing, or harvesting of marine species
(A30, R55, H2096)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-1-137 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE WILFUL IMPEDING OR OBSTRUCTION OF LAWFUL HUNTING, TRAPPING, FISHING, OR HARVESTING OF MARINE SPECIES, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Harvesting of marine species, penalty
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-1-137. It is unlawful for a person wilfully to impede or obstruct another person from lawfully hunting, trapping, fishing, or harvesting marine species. Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be punished as provided by Section 50-1-130. In addition to the criminal penalty, any person convicted must have his privilege to hunt, trap, fish, or harvest marine species recreationally or commercially revoked for one year."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.