Current Status Bill Number:
4334Ratification Number: 282Act Number: 261Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960109Primary Sponsor: SharpeAll Sponsors: Sharpe, Sandifer, Inabinett, RiserDrafted Document Number: pfm\7712bdw.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960229Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19960402Subject: Eels, taking of
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960410 Act No. A261 ------ 19960402 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19960326 Ratified R282 Senate 19960229 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960227 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19960222 Committee report: Favorable 07 SFGF Senate 19960130 Introduced, read first time, 07 SFGF referred to Committee House 19960126 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960125 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day 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.
(A261, R282, H4334)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-13-800 SO AS TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS AND PENALTIES FOR THE TAKING OF EELS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Department to issue permits
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-13-800. (A) The department may issue permits to persons to engage in the fishery for eels in the waters of this State for commercial purposes. A person taking eels for commercial purposes first shall acquire a permit from the department.
(B) Permits issued under this section may be conditioned so as to designate seasons, size limits, take or catch limits, hours, areas, fishing methods, and catch reporting requirements.
(C) The department may define an approved fyke net for the taking of eels in the waters of South Carolina and may permit and limit its use by means of permits issued under this section.
(D) A person who takes or attempts to take eels for commercial purposes without first being properly licensed or acquiring an eel permit or who fails to meet the conditions of a permit is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than two hundred nor more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 4/2/96.