Current Status Bill Number:
3730Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970326Primary Sponsor: MullenAll Sponsors: Mullen, Rodgers, Limehouse, Pinckney and BowersDrafted Document Number: gjk\20238sd.97Residing Body: HouseDate Tabled: 19980407Date of Last Amendment: 19980401Subject: Beaufort County, no wake zones established on creeks and coves on Hilton Head Island, Natural Resources Department
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980407 Tabled Senate 19980401 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19980401 Amended Senate 19980331 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19980331 Recalled from Committee 07 SFGF Senate 19970528 Introduced, read first time, 07 SFGF referred to Committee House 19970528 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970527 Read second time House 19970522 Recalled from Committee 20 HANR House 19970326 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
AS PASSED BY THE SENATE
April 1, 1998
Introduced by Reps. Mullen, Rodgers, Limehouse, Pinckney and Bowers
S. Printed 4/1/98--S.
Read the first time May 28, 1997.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-21-136 SO AS TO ESTABLISH "NO WAKE ZONES" ON CERTAIN CREEKS AND COVES ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND IN BEAUFORT COUNTY.
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 50-21-136. There are established no wake zones on the following creeks and coves on Hilton Head Island in Beaufort County:
Old House Creek;
Bear Creek (also known as Park Creek);
Calibogue Creek (also known as Baynard Creek);
Skull Creek between Day Marker '13' and Day Marker '14';
Fish Haul Creek (also known as Coggin Creek);
Point Comfort Creek.
There is also established a no-wake zone between one hundred yards north of Marker 40 and Marker 41 on the New River in Beaufort County.
The no wake zone boundaries must be marked clearly with signs. The signs must be designed and installed as specified by the department.
No boat or watercraft may anchor or loiter within one hundred feet of a private dock or private residence located or abutting these no wake zones. Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be punished by a fine of two hundred fifty dollars or imprisonment for a period not exceeding ten days, or both, for a first offense or a fine of five hundred dollars or imprisonment for a period not exceeding thirty days, or both, for a second or subsequent offense. The department shall make available for purchase appropriate warning signs which may be posted by property owners on their property within these no wake zones warning operators of boats and watercraft of this provision."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.