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4645Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000217Primary Sponsor: DavenportAll Sponsors: DavenportDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\swb\5065djc00.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Com 20 HANRSubject: Deer hunting during gun season, hunter to wear international orange on wildlife management area lands; Fish and GameHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000217 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, TITLE 50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROTECTION OF GAME, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-317, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ON ALL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA LANDS AND LANDS WITHIN THE CENTRAL PIEDMONT, WESTERN PIEDMONT, AND MOUNTAIN HUNT UNITS DURING THE GUN HUNTING SEASON FOR DEER, ALL HUNTERS MUST WEAR EITHER A HAT, COAT, OR VEST AT LEAST ONE-HALF OF WHICH IS SOLID VISIBLE INTERNATIONAL ORANGE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR EXCEPTIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 3, Chapter 11, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-11-317. On all wildlife management area lands and lands within the Central Piedmont, Western Piedmont, and Mountain Hunt units during the gun hunting season for deer, all hunters must wear either a hat, coat, or vest at least one-half of which is solid visible international orange. Hunters are exempt from this requirement while hunting for dove, duck, and turkey. Small game hunters while hunting at night or on privately owned lands with the hunt unit are also exempt."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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