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Sponsors: Senator Gregory
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3572
Introduced in the Senate on January 19, 2005
Introduced in the House on April 6, 2005
Last Amended on March 31, 2005
Currently residing in the House Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
Summary: Unlawful to take certain fish without fisheries hatchery stamp
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/19/2005 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-6 1/19/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-6 3/17/2005 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-5 3/31/2005 Senate Amended SJ-24 3/31/2005 Senate Read second time SJ-24 4/5/2005 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-12 4/6/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-14 4/6/2005 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-14
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
March 31, 2005
S. Printed 3/31/05--S.
Read the first time January 19, 2005.
TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 9, TITLE 50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES, BY ADDING SECTION 50-9-545 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO TAKE STRIPED BASS, HYBRID STRIPED BASS, BROOK TROUT, BROWN TROUT, RAINBOW TROUT, OR SMALL MOUTH BASS IN THE WATERS OF THIS STATE WITHOUT FIRST PROCURING A STATE FISHERIES HATCHERY STAMP AND HAVING A VALID STAMP IN THEIR POSSESSION WHILE FISHING OR TRANSPORTING STRIPED BASS, HYBRID STRIPED BASS, BROOK TROUT, BROWN TROUT, RAINBOW TROUT, OR SMALL MOUTH BASS CAUGHT IN THE WATERS OF THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE FOR FURNISHING THE STAMP AND FOR USE OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE STAMP, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS SECTION.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 5, Chapter 9, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-9-545. It is unlawful for a person to take and reduce to possession striped bass, hybrid striped bass, brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, or small mouth bass in the waters of this State without first procuring a state waters fisheries hatchery permit. Persons taking, in possession of, or transporting striped bass, hybrid striped bass, brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, or small mouth bass must have a valid state waters fisheries hatchery permit in their possession. A person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days. For purposes of this section, taking does not include catching and immediately releasing the fish. The department must furnish permits to its authorized licensed sales agents for sale in the same manner as other type licenses. The fee for each permit is five dollars and fifty cents. Fifty cents of the permit cost may be retained by the issuing sales agent, and the balance must be paid to the department. Permits expire on June thirtieth of each year. Revenue derived from the sale of the permit must be used only for the development, protection, and propagation of striped bass, hybrid striped bass, brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, and small mouth bass in this State. Except for bank anglers the department will recognize valid Georgia fishing licenses in lieu of this permit on the Savannah and Chatooga Rivers."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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