South Carolina General Assembly
116th Session, 2005-2006

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A86, R100, S535

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
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
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   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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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/24/2005
3/16/2005
5/11/2005


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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."

Repeal

SECTION    2.    Section 50-13-120 of the 1976 Code is repealed.

Time effective

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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