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A86, R100, S535
Sponsors: Senators Hutto, Moore, Ryberg, Richardson and Pinckney
Document Path: l:\council\bills\gjk\20274sd05.doc
Introduced in the Senate on February 24, 2005
Introduced in the House on March 29, 2005
Passed by the General Assembly on May 18, 2005
Governor's Action: May 26, 2005, Signed
Summary: Striped bass
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/24/2005 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-6 2/24/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-6 3/16/2005 Senate Committee report: Favorable Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-19 3/17/2005 Senate Read second time SJ-9 3/22/2005 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-11 3/29/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-18 3/29/2005 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-18 5/11/2005 House Committee report: Favorable Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-8 5/17/2005 House Read second time HJ-17 5/18/2005 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-63 5/24/2005 Ratified R 100 SJ-31 5/26/2005 Signed By Governor 6/1/2005 Copies available 6/1/2005 Effective date 10/01/05 6/7/2005 Act No. 86
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(A86, R100, S535)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-237, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE HARVEST OF STRIPED BASS AND STRIPED BASS HYBRIDS IN PORTIONS OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER, SO AS TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO POSSESS MORE THAN TWO STRIPED BASS, STRIPED BASS HYBRIDS, WHITE BASS, OR ANY COMBINATION OF THESE SPECIES IN CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER AND TO PROVIDE THAT ANY LAWFUL POSSESSED FISH OF EACH OF THESE SPECIES MUST BE A MINIMUM OF TWENTY-SEVEN INCHES IN TOTAL LENGTH; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 50-13-120 RELATING TO NO SIZE LIMITS ON CERTAIN FRESH WATER FISH.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Possession and size limits revised
SECTION 1. Section 50-13-237 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 71 of 2001, is amended to read:
"Section 50-13-237. It is unlawful to possess more than two striped bass, striped bass hybrids, white bass, or any combination of these species in the Savannah River and its tributaries and distributaries and the lands immediately adjacent to them from the J. Strom Thurmond Lake dam downstream to the mouth of the Savannah River defined by a line from Jones Island, S.C. (also known as Oysterbed Island) point at N. 32° 02" W. 80° 53"; across Cockspur Island, Georgia, point at N. 32° 01" W. 80° 52" to Lazaretto Creek, Georgia, point at 32° 01" W. 80° 52". Any lawfully possessed fish of each of these species must be a minimum of twenty-seven inches in total length."
SECTION 2. Section 50-13-120 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect October 1, 2005.
Ratified the 24th day of May, 2005.
Approved the 26th day of May, 2005.
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