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702Ratification Number: 266Act Number: 251Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19990408Primary Sponsor: MartinAll Sponsors: MartinDrafted Document Number: l:\s-res\lam\003feed.kad.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000412Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20000501Subject: Black bears, unlawful to feed or entice with food, penalties; Fish and GameHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20000516 Act No. A251 ------ 20000501 Signed by Governor ------ 20000426 Ratified R266 House 20000412 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 20000411 Read second time House 20000405 Committee report: Favorable 20 HANR House 19990518 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to Committee Senate 19990512 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19990511 Read second time Senate 19990506 Committee report: Favorable 07 SFGF Senate 19990408 Introduced, read first time, 07 SFGF referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on May 6, 1999 - Word format Revised on April 5, 2000 - Word format
(A251, R266, S702)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-440, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF BAIT TO LURE BEARS, SO AS TO REVISE THIS SECTION TO PROHIBIT FEEDING OR ENTICING WITH FOOD ANY BLACK BEAR, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS TO THE PROHIBITION, AND TO PROVIDE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Feeding or enticing with food a black bear
SECTION 1. Section 50-11-440 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 50-11-440. (A) It shall be unlawful for any person to feed or entice with food any black bear (Ursus americanus) except as follows:
(1) those persons feeding bears maintained in protective captivity under a permit issued by the department for education, scientific, commercial, or recreational purposes;
(2) department personnel;
(3) persons licensed or otherwise authorized by the department; or
(4) county or municipal animal personnel when relocating bears by baiting or enticement.
(B) Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined in an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than thirty days."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 26th day of April, 2000.
Approved the 1st day of May, 2000.
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