South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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H. 3308

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Huggins, Hill, Forrest and Caskey
Document Path: l:\council\bills\agm\19802cz21.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 364, 387, 457

Introduced in the House on January 12, 2021
Currently residing in the House

Summary: Watercraft

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   12/9/2020  House   Prefiled
   12/9/2020  House   Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources 
                        and Environmental Affairs
   1/12/2021  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 152)
   1/12/2021  House   Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources 
                        and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 152)
   2/17/2021  House   Committee report: Favorable Agriculture, Natural 
                        Resources and Environmental Affairs 
                        (House Journal-page 4)
   2/23/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Caskey
   2/23/2021  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s).  White, GM Smith, 
                        Stavrinakis, Thayer, Hewitt, Fry, Whitmire, Gatch, 
                        Murphy, Yow, Bernstein, Hart, Tedder, R Williams, 
                        Hosey, Kirby, Bradley, W Newton, Brittain, Lowe, 
                        Sandifer, Henegan, Cogswell, Anderson 
                        (House Journal-page 25)
   2/25/2021  House   Debate adjourned until  Tues., 3-2-21 
                        (House Journal-page 21)

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12/9/2020
2/17/2021

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COMMITTEE REPORT

February 17, 2021

H. 3308

Introduced by Reps. Huggins, Hill and Forrest

S. Printed 2/17/21--H.

Read the first time January 12, 2021.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL

RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3308) to amend Section 50-21-870, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to Personal Watercraft and Boating Safety, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:

DAVID R. HIOTT for Committee.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 50-21-870, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONAL WATERCRAFT AND BOATING SAFETY, SO AS TO INCREASE DISTANCE LIMITS BETWEEN A WATERCRAFT OPERATING IN EXCESS OF IDLE SPEED UPON CERTAIN WATERS OF THIS STATE AND A MOORED OR ANCHORED VESSEL, WHARF, DOCK, BULKHEAD, PIER, OR PERSON IN THE WATER.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 50-21-870(B)(6) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(6)(a)    operate a personal watercraft, specialty propcraft, or vessel while upon the waters of Lake Greenwood, Lake Hartwell, Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee, Lake Marion, Lake Monticello, Lake Murray, Lake Robinson, Lake Russell, Lake Secession, Lake Thurmond, Lake Wateree, Fishing Creek Reservoir, Parr Reservoir, or the portion of the Savannah River from the Interstate 20 Savannah River Bridge to the New Savannah River Bluff Lock and Dam in excess of idle speed within one hundred feet of a moored or anchored vessel, wharf, dock, bulkhead, pier, or person in the water;

(b) operate a personal watercraft, specialty propcraft, or vessel while upon the waters of Lake Wylie in excess of idle speed within one hundred and fifty feet of a moored or anchored vessel, wharf, dock, bulkhead, pier, or person in the water; or

(c) operate a personal watercraft, specialty propcraft, or vessel while upon the all other waters of this State in excess of idle speed within 50 feet of a moored or an anchored vessel, wharf, dock, bulkhead, pier, or a person in the water, or within 100 yards of the Atlantic Ocean coast line. The prohibitions contained in this item (6) subitem do not apply to an unoccupied, moored vessel or watercraft;"

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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