Current Status Bill Number:
4332Ratification Number: 281Act Number: 260Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960109Primary Sponsor: SharpeAll Sponsors: Sharpe, Sandifer, JenningsDrafted Document Number: pfm\7710bdw.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960228Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19960402Subject: Shrimp trawls
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960410 Act No. A260 ------ 19960402 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19960326 Ratified R281 Senate 19960228 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960227 Read second time Senate 19960222 Committee report: Favorable 07 SFGF Senate 19960131 Introduced, read first time, 07 SFGF referred to Committee House 19960130 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960125 Read second time House 19960124 Committee report: Favorable 20 HANR House 19960109 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to Committee House 19951206 Prefiled, referred to Committee 20 HANRView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A260, R281, H4332)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-17-423 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE USE OF APPROVED BYCATCH REDUCTION DEVICES IN SHRIMP TRAWLS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Shrimp trawls, bycatch reduction devices
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-17-423. (A) Any shrimp trawl made in part or total of webbing less than two and one-half inches stretched mesh and exceeding a foot rope length of sixteen feet used in the waters of this State must contain one or more department-approved, properly installed bycatch reduction devices when trawling.
(B) When a vessel is underway, this section applies to nets attached to trawl doors.
(C) When a vessel is moored at a dock or anchored, this section applies to nets attached to trawl doors or hung in the vessel's rigging.
(D) The department may exempt nets utilized by persons holding a valid scientific collection permit issued by the department."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 4/2/96.