Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3747Ratification Number: 388Act Number: 345Primary Sponsor: ColeType of Legislation: GBSubject: Migratory waterfowl, taking of from blinds prohibitedDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Apr 09, 1992Computer Document Number: NO5/7262.BDGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: May 04, 1992Introduced Date: Mar 28, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Feb 12, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: May 04, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 345Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: ColeType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3747 ------ May 04, 1992 Act No. 345 3747 ------ May 04, 1992 Signed by Governor 3747 ------ Apr 28, 1992 Ratified R 388 3747 Senate Apr 09, 1992 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3747 Senate Apr 08, 1992 Read second time, notice of general amendments 3747 Senate Apr 02, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 07 3747 Senate Feb 18, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 07 referred to Committee 3747 House Feb 13, 1992 Read third time, sent to Senate 3747 House Feb 12, 1992 Amended, read second time 3747 House Feb 05, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 20 3747 House Mar 28, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 20 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A345, R388, H3747)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-25 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE TAKING OF MIGRATORY WATERFOWL FROM BLINDS OR POSITIONS WHERE THE FLOOR LEVEL IS MORE THAN TEN FEET ABOVE SURFACE LEVEL IN OR AROUND FRESHWATER OR MORE THAN FIVE FEET ABOVE THE MEAN HIGH WATER IN OR AROUND SALTWATER, REQUIRE CONSTRUCTION FROM BIODEGRADABLE MATERIALS ON PUBLIC LANDS AND WATERS, PROVIDE FOR USE OF PUBLIC BLINDS, AND PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Prohibition on taking migratory waterfowl from certain blinds or positions; construction; use; penalties
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-11-25. (A) It is unlawful to take migratory waterfowl from blinds or positions where the floor level of the blind or the position is:
(1) more than ten feet above surface level in or around freshwater; or
(2) more than five feet above the mean high water in or around saltwater.
(B) A blind on public lands or waters must be constructed from biodegradable materials.
(C) Once vacated, a blind on public lands or waters may be used by persons on a `first come, first served' basis.
(D) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 4th day of May, 1992.