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1340Ratification Number: 380Act Number: 373Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000413Primary Sponsor: RavenelAll Sponsors: Ravenel, Mescher and McConnellDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\swb\5163djc00.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000525Date of Last Amendment: 20000523Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20000606Subject: Shrimp baiting license, issuance of; Cast net requirements when taking shrimp over bait; Fish and GameHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20000711 Act No. A373 ------ 20000606 Signed by Governor ------ 20000531 Ratified R380 Senate 20000525 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 20000524 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment ------ 20000524 Scrivener's error corrected House 20000523 Amended, read second time ------ 20000519 Scrivener's error corrected House 20000517 Committee report: Favorable with 20 HANR amendment House 20000425 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to Committee Senate 20000424 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20000420 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Monday, 20000424 Senate 20000419 Recalled from Committee, 07 SFGF placed on the Calendar Senate 20000413 Introduced, read first time, 07 SFGF referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 19, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 17, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 19, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 23, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 24, 2000 - Word format
(A373, R380, S1340)
AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE 11, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SHRIMP, BY ADDING SECTION 50-5-1102, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PERSONS MAY NOT OBTAIN OR HOLD A SHRIMP BAITING LICENSE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000, AND SECTION 50-5-1110, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002, WHEN TAKING SHRIMP OVER BAIT, NO CAST NET MAY BE USED HAVING A MESH SIZE SMALLER THAN ONE-HALF INCH SQUARE MEASURE OR ONE INCH STRETCH MEASURE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Persons who may not obtain or hold shrimp baiting license; penalties
SECTION 1. Article 11, Chapter 5, Title 50 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 245 of 2000, is amended by adding:
"Section 50-5-1102. (A) Effective July 1, 2000, the following may not obtain or attempt to obtain a shrimp baiting license:
(1) any person who, or officer of a corporation which, owns a vessel specified on a trawl license;
(2) any person named as master of a vessel specified on a trawl license application;
(3) any person licensed to use a channel net;
(4) any person licensed to use a cast net for a commercial purpose; or
(5) any person who, or officer of a corporation which, is licensed as a wholesale seafood dealer.
(B) No person holding a shrimp baiting license may be a person specified in subsection (A).
(C) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned for not more than thirty days."
Mesh size and stretch measure for shrimp cast nets
SECTION 2. Article 11, Chapter 5, Title 50 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 245 of 2000, is amended by adding:
"Section 50-5-1110. Effective July 1, 2002, when taking shrimp over bait, no cast net may be used having a mesh size smaller than one-half inch square measure or one inch stretch measure. A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than thirty days."
SECTION 3. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this act, this act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 31st day of May, 2000.
Approved the 6th day of June, 2000.
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