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Sponsors: Rep. G.M. Smith
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Introduced in the House on April 29, 2009
Introduced in the Senate on March 10, 2010
Last Amended on June 2, 2010
Passed by the General Assembly on June 2, 2010
Governor's Action: June 21, 2010, Vetoed
Legislative veto action(s): Veto sustained
Summary: Hunter's education program
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/29/2009 House Introduced and read first time HJ-7 4/29/2009 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-7 3/4/2010 House Committee report: Favorable Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-5 3/9/2010 House Read second time HJ-24 3/10/2010 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-10 3/10/2010 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-7 3/10/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-7 5/5/2010 Senate Committee report: Favorable Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-15 5/18/2010 Senate Amended SJ-17 5/18/2010 Senate Read second time SJ-17 5/19/2010 Scrivener's error corrected 5/19/2010 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-47 5/25/2010 House Non-concurrence in Senate amendment HJ-114 5/25/2010 House Roll call Yeas-3 Nays-95 HJ-114 5/27/2010 Senate Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Land, Knotts, and S. Martin SJ-60 6/1/2010 House Conference committee appointed Reps. Umphlett, Hodges, and M.A. Pitts HJ-5 6/1/2010 Senate Conference report received and adopted SJ-87 6/2/2010 House Conference report received and adopted HJ-53 6/2/2010 House Roll call Yeas-92 Nays-0 HJ-53 6/2/2010 House Ordered enrolled for ratification HJ-56 6/15/2010 Ratified R 337 6/21/2010 Vetoed by Governor 6/29/2010 House Veto sustained Yeas-1 Nays-104 HJ-39
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AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-9-320, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT CERTAIN PERSONS SUCCESSFULLY MUST COMPLETE A HUNTER'S EDUCATION PROGRAM BEFORE THEY ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A SOUTH CAROLINA HUNTING LICENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO NONRESIDENT ACTIVE DUTY, HONORABLY DISCHARGED OR RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED SERVICES WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES THAT THEY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP DURING THEIR MILITARY CAREER; AND TO PROVIDE THAT A NONRESIDENT DURING A SPECIFIED PERIOD MAY OBTAIN A LIFETIME COMBINATION LICENSE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS WHICH GRANTS THE SAME PRIVILEGES AS A STATEWIDE COMBINATION LICENSE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Exception to hunter education requirement
SECTION 1. Section 50-9-320 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 50-9-320. No resident or nonresident born after June 30, 1979, may obtain a hunting license in this State unless he first exhibits the certificate of completion he receives pursuant to Section 50-9-310 to the authorized hunting license agent from whom he desires to buy a license. A certificate of successful completion of a hunter's education program issued by other states or territories of the United States, Canadian provinces, or other nations is valid for purposes of this article if the department approves the course as comparable to the program required by this article. A license issued in violation of this section is invalid.
The provisions of this section requiring completion of a hunter's education program as a prerequisite to receiving a hunting license do not apply to resident active duty, honorably discharged, or retired members of the United States Armed Services who can demonstrate to the department that they successfully have completed rifle marksmanship training during their military career. Applicants for this exemption must apply at a South Carolina Department of Natural Resources regional office or a designated military base."
Nonresident lifetime combination license
SECTION 2. (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a nonresident may obtain a lifetime combination license which grants the same privileges as a statewide combination license from the Department of Natural Resources at its Columbia office if:
(1) the applicant was born in this State and provides a notarized birth certificate from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control;
(2) the applicant has held title in fee simple, either in whole or in part, to real property located within this State for at least five years immediately preceding the date of application, and the applicant provides a notarized record of ownership from the appropriate county official in the county where the real property is located;
(3) the applicant, if born after June 30, 1979, and having attained the age of sixteen or older, complies with all hunter education requirements of this State and provides a certificate of completion for the course; and
(4) the applicant has not been charged for natural resource violations which could result in the suspension of hunting or fishing privileges.
(B) This license is available for purchase from July 1, 2010, through September 30, 2010. The fee for the license is seven hundred dollars.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 15th day of June, 2010.
President of the Senate
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Approved the ____________ day of _____________________2010.
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