Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3915Primary Sponsor: SnowCommittee Number: 30Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Coastal fisheries lawsResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Ways and MeansComputer Document Number: BBM/10479BD.93Introduced Date: 19930413Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930413Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: SnowType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 3915 House 19930413 Introduced, read first time, 30 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 50-17-270, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REVENUES UNDER COASTAL FISHERIES LAWS, SO AS TO REVISE THE SOURCES AND USES OF REVENUE AND PROVIDE FOR THE COASTAL FISHERIES FUND.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 50-17-270 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 50-17-270. (A) All revenues from taxes, licenses, rentals shellfish culture permit rental fees, or other sources derived from the coastal fisheries or the operation and enforcement of the coastal fisheries laws, except as provided in Section 50-17-660, must be transmitted to the department, and the check must be made payable to the State Treasurer.
(B) Revenues from licenses, rental fees, or other sources derived from the coastal fisheries must be credited to a special fund entitled the Coastal Fisheries Fund to be used by the Division of Marine Resources for the purposes specified in this subsection. Revenue in the fund must be carried forward each year and does not revert to the General Fund of the State. The fund must be used by the division for the management and development of saltwater fisheries including, but not limited to, the collection, analysis, preparation, and distribution of statistical information on the State's coastal resources; the publication of coastal fisheries law books, regulation summaries, and related information; the maintenance and replacement of fishing area signs and markers; and special surveys and investigations directly bearing on fisheries management or legislative considerations. The division shall keep accurate records of monies expended under this subsection and make records and reports of activities conducted through use of the fund available for review by the Governor and the General Assembly.
(C) Revenues from all fines and forfeitures resulting from violations of the coastal fisheries laws must be transmitted to the county treasurer of the county where the revenues were collected. who He shall then transmit them, less any an amount to be paid to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Council under the provisions of Section 23-23-70, to the department, and the check must be made payable to the State Treasurer. The checks must be forwarded to the State Treasurer who shall credit these revenues to the general fund of the State.
(D) The remittances must be accompanied by a statement showing the name names of all persons fined, the amount of each fine, the summons number, and the court in which each fine was collected.
(E) The commission, as provided by Section 50-5-110, may promulgate regulations concerning the establishment in the coastal counties of arrangements with the county treasurers or other persons for the issuance of licenses and for establishing the commissions to be paid to them and for the issue of receipts of collections and remittances of money for fines similar to and upon the terms now existing."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.