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A205, R258, H4551
Sponsors: Reps. Limehouse, Sottile and Hardwick
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Introduced in the House on January 23, 2014
Introduced in the Senate on March 5, 2014
Last Amended on March 4, 2014
Passed by the General Assembly on May 21, 2014
Governor's Action: June 2, 2014, Signed
Summary: Great White Shark
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/23/2014 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 9) 1/23/2014 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 9) 2/26/2014 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 2) 3/4/2014 House Amended (House Journal-page 16) 3/4/2014 House Read second time (House Journal-page 16) 3/4/2014 House Roll call Yeas-94 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 17) 3/5/2014 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 17) 3/5/2014 House Roll call Yeas-94 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 18) 3/5/2014 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 9) 3/5/2014 Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 9) 5/15/2014 Senate Committee report: Favorable Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 9) 5/20/2014 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 18) 5/20/2014 Senate Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 18) 5/21/2014 Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 30) 5/29/2014 Ratified R 258 6/2/2014 Signed By Governor 6/6/2014 Effective date 06/02/14 6/10/2014 Act No. 205
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(A205, R258, H4551)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-1705, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CATCH LIMITS FOR CERTAIN SPECIES OF FISH, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO TAKE OR POSSESS A GREAT WHITE SHARK (CARCHARODON CARCHARIAS), AND TO PROVIDE THAT ANY GREAT WHITE SHARK THAT IS CAUGHT MUST BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY AND MUST REMAIN COMPLETELY IN THE WATER AT ALL TIMES WHILE BEING RELEASED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Catch limits, great white shark prohibition
SECTION 1. Section 50-5-1705(L) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 7 of 2013, is further amended to read:
"(L) It is unlawful to take or possess a great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). Any great white shark that is caught must be released immediately and must remain completely in the water at all times while being released.
(M) The possession limits do not apply to the possession or sale of properly identified fish imported by seafood dealers or produced by permitted mariculture operations, or to possession as allowed under permit authorized by this chapter."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 29th day of May, 2014.
Approved the 2nd day of June, 2014.
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