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4864Ratification Number: 470Act Number: 401Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000405Primary Sponsor: WitherspoonAll Sponsors: Witherspoon, BarfieldDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\swb\5146djc00.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000621Date of Last Amendment: 20000621Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20000922Subject: Shad, taking of, limit; Fish and Game, Bass, striped and black; creel and size limit on certain lakes; Natural ResourcesHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20001010 Act No. A401 ------ 20000922 Signed by Governor ------ 20000622 Ratified R470 Senate 20000621 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 20000621 Senate amendments amended, returned to Senate with amendment Senate 20000621 Read third time, returned to House with amendments Senate 20000620 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Wednesday, 20000621 Senate 20000525 Committee report: Favorable with 07 SFGF amendment Senate 20000504 Introduced, read first time, 07 SFGF referred to Committee House 20000504 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20000503 Read second time House 20000503 Request for debate withdrawn by Representative Fleming Cato Knotts House 20000425 Request for debate by Representative Knotts House 20000425 Committee amendment adopted House 20000425 Request for debate by Representative Fleming Cato Rhoad Littlejohn House 20000420 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Barfield House 20000419 Committee report: Favorable with 20 HANR amendment House 20000405 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 19, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 25, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 3, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 25, 2000 - Word format Revised on June 20, 2000 - Word format Revised on June 21, 2000 - Word format
(A401, R470, H4864)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-1515, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TAKING SHAD BY HOOK AND LINE AND TO SET LIMITS ON THE NUMBER OF SHAD TAKEN, SO AS TO MAKE THE SECTION APPLICABLE TO TAKING SHAD BY CAST NET EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION AND TO REDUCE THE AGGREGATE NUMBER OF SHAD TAKEN FROM TWENTY TO TEN IN ANY ONE DAY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON TAKING OR ATTEMPTING TO TAKE SHAD BY HOOK AND LINE INCLUDING ROD AND REEL IN THE SANTEE RIVER MAY TAKE OR POSSESS NO MORE THAN AN AGGREGATE OF TWENTY AMERICAN AND HICKORY SHAD IN ANY ONE DAY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-236, RELATING TO CREEL AND SIZE LIMITS ON STRIPED BASS AND BLACK BASS FROM LAKE MURRAY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES MAY ESTABLISH THE DAILY CREEL LIMITS AND SIZE LIMITS ON LAKE MURRAY AND ON ALL WATERS OF THE SALUDA RIVER LYING BETWEEN THE LAKE GREENWOOD DAM (BUZZARD'S ROOST DAM) AND LAKE MURRAY FOR STRIPED BASS (ROCKFISH) AND BLACK BASS BY REGULATIONS PROMULGATED AND ADOPTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23 OF TITLE 1, TO PROVIDE THAT NO CREEL OR SIZE LIMITS MAY BE SET BY EMERGENCY REGULATIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON TAKING STRIPED BASS OR BLACK BASS EXCEEDING THE LIMITS SET BY THE DEPARTMENT IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR AND, UPON CONVICTION, MUST BE PUNISHED AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 50-13-285, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE SIZE LIMIT ON STRIPED BASS (ROCKFISH) TAKEN FROM LAKE MURRAY IS NOT IN EFFECT DURING THE MONTHS OF JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Creel limit on shad taken by cast net or by hook; creel limit on shad taken by hook in Santee River
SECTION 1. Section 50-5-1515 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 245 of 2000, is amended to read:
"Section 50-5-1515. (A) Except as provided in this section, a person taking or attempting to take shad by cast net or by hook and line including rod and reel may take or possess no more than an aggregate of ten American and hickory shad in any one day.
(B) A person taking or attempting to take shad by hook and line including rod and reel in the Santee River may take or possess no more than an aggregate of twenty American and hickory shad in any one day.
(C) No shad taken by cast net or by hook and line including rod and reel may be sold, offered for sale, or purchased. In freshwaters, a person must hold a freshwater fishing license."
Creel and size limits on striped bass and black bass from Lake Murray; size limit on striped bass not effective during months of June, July, and August
SECTION 2. Section 50-13-236 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 50-13-236. (A) The department may establish the daily creel limits and size limits on Lake Murray and on all waters of the Saluda River lying between the Lake Greenwood Dam (Buzzard's Roost Dam) and Lake Murray for striped bass (rockfish) and black bass by regulations promulgated and adopted in accordance with Article 1, Chapter 23 of Title 1. No creel or size limits may be set by emergency regulations. A person taking striped bass or black bass exceeding the limits set by the department is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be punished as provided in Section 50-13-285.
(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (A), the size limit on striped bass (rockfish) taken from Lake Murray is not in effect during the months of June, July, and August."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect July 2, 2000.
Ratified the 22nd day of June, 2000.
Approved the 22nd day of September, 2000.
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