Current Status Bill Number:
3303Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970128Primary Sponsor: WilkesAll Sponsors: WilkesDrafted Document Number: dka\3862cm.97Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Com 20 HANRDate of Last Amendment: 19970326Subject: Big game, shooting or hunting from public paved road prohibited in certain game zones; Fish and Game
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970403 Recommitted to Committee 20 HANR House 19970326 Objection by Representative Barfield Rhoad Boan Hodges Jennings Loftis Whatley Campsen Cotty T. Brown House 19970326 Amended House 19970326 Objection withdrawn by Representative Fleming House 19970325 Objection by Representative Knotts Koon Fleming House 19970325 Request for debate by Representative McLeod Wilder House 19970325 Amended House 19970319 Committee report: Favorable 20 HANR House 19970128 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
AMENDED--NOT PRINTED IN THE HOUSE
Amendment No. 2--p:\amend\dka\4238cm.97
Amendment No. 3--p:\amend\dka\4243mm.97
March 26, 1997
S. Printed 3/19/97--H.
Read the first time January 28, 1997.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3303), to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 50-11-761 so as to prohibit the shooting or hunting of big game, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
CHARLES R. SHARPE, for Committee.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-761 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE SHOOTING OR HUNTING OF BIG GAME FROM ANY PUBLIC, PAVED ROAD IN GAME ZONES 1, 2, AND 4, PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES AND EXEMPTIONS, AND PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 50-11-760, RELATING TO HUNTING OF ALL GAME FROM CERTAIN PUBLIC ROADS AND RAILROAD RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND PENALTIES.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-11-761. (A) The shooting or hunting of deer is prohibited in Game Zones, 1, 2, 4 and 5 within fifty feet of the edge of a public road which is maintained by a county or the Department of Transportation with a rifle or pistol or with a shotgun with shot larger than Number 2 (#2).
(B) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than one hundred dollars and not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days and have his hunting license revoked for one year.
(C) The provisions of this section do not apply to a duly authorized law enforcement officer acting in the line of duty or to persons otherwise authorized by law."
SECTION 2. Section 50-11-760 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.