Current Status Bill Number:
596Ratification Number: 263Act Number: 249Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950302Primary Sponsor: Greg SmithAll Sponsors: Greg SmithDrafted Document Number: res9650.gsDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960223Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960401Subject: Hybrid striped bass
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960410 Act No. A249 ------ 19960401 Signed by Governor ------ 19960326 Ratified R263 House 19960223 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19960222 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19960222 Read second time House 19960221 Committee report: Favorable 20 HANR House 19950328 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to Committee Senate 19950323 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19950322 Read second time Senate 19950316 Committee report: Favorable 07 SFGF Senate 19950302 Introduced, read first time, 07 SFGF referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A249, R263, S596)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-18-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PRODUCTION AND SALE OF HYBRID STRIPED BASS, SO AS TO FURTHER DEFINE THE PROCESS FOR PERMIT RENEWAL.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Permit renewal process revised
SECTION 1. Section 50-18-20 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 50-18-20. The department may permit the production and sale of hybrids in this State by qualified aquaculture operations.
(A) Before engaging in a business trafficking in hybrids, a person must obtain at no cost a permanent certificate of permission from the department to be issued upon request.
(B) Before engaging in a business of producing or processing hybrids, a person must obtain a permit from the department for an initial fee of one hundred dollars. The renewal fee for a permit shall be twenty-five dollars if an application is made prior to the expiration of a current permit. If the application is made after the expiration date of a permit, the applicant must pay the initial application fee before obtaining a permit. Application for permits or certificates of permission must be made on forms provided by the department. Every business establishment is required to be permitted. A permit or certificate of permission required by this chapter must be displayed conspicuously.
(C) Permits issued under this section must include the species utilized, conditions and specifications for aquaculture facilities and ponds, requirements for the possession, taking, holding, transporting, importing, or exporting hybrids, production reporting requirements, and other provisions the department determines to be necessary. The department and its agents may inspect all facilities, vehicles, boats, and operations of an applicant or person who has been issued a permit or certificate of permission and inspect and sample a product being possessed, processed, cultured, transported, or offered for sale during business hours."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 1st day of April, 1996.