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Sponsors: Reps. Limehouse, Sottile, Kirby, Spires, Kennedy, Gilliard, Mack and Whipper
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 520
Introduced in the House on March 5, 2015
Introduced in the Senate on March 26, 2015
Last Amended on March 25, 2015
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry
Summary: Catch limits for fish
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/5/2015 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 7) 3/5/2015 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 7) 3/19/2015 House Committee report: Favorable Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 28) 3/25/2015 House Amended (House Journal-page 21) 3/25/2015 House Read second time (House Journal-page 21) 3/25/2015 House Roll call Yeas-81 Nays-17 (House Journal-page 22) 3/26/2015 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 14) 3/26/2015 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 13) 3/26/2015 Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 13)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 25, 2015
Introduced by Reps. Limehouse, Sottile, Kirby, Spires, Kennedy, Gilliard, Mack and Whipper
S. Printed 3/25/15--H.
Read the first time March 5, 2015.
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 TIGER SHARK (GALEOCERDO CUVIER) AND TO PROVIDE THAT A TIGER SHARK THAT IS CAUGHT MUST BE RELEASED.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 50-5-1705 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 211 of 2014, is further amended by adding the following appropriately lettered subsection:
"( ) It is unlawful to take or possess a tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Any tiger shark that is caught must be released immediately and must remain completely in the water at all times while being released. A person who is in the water for a lawful purpose may take all reasonable measures to defend themselves if attacked by a tiger shark."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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