South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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H. 4875

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Ott, Brewer, Atkinson and Caskey
Document Path: LC-0324PH24.docx

Introduced in the House on January 17, 2024
Introduced in the Senate on February 28, 2024
Last Amended on February 27, 2024
Currently residing in the House

Summary: Deer processors

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

Date Body Action Description with journal page number
1/17/2024 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 16)
1/17/2024 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 16)
1/30/2024 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brewer
2/8/2024 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Atkinson
2/14/2024 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 2)
2/27/2024 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Caskey
2/27/2024 House Amended (House Journal-page 39)
2/27/2024 House Read second time (House Journal-page 39)
2/27/2024 House Roll call Yeas-110 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 40)
2/28/2024 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 26)
2/28/2024 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 11)
2/28/2024 Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 11)
4/16/2024 Senate Committee report: Favorable Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 8)
4/18/2024 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 37)
4/18/2024 Senate Roll call Ayes-39 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 37)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

01/17/2024
02/14/2024
02/27/2024
04/16/2024



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Committee Report

April 16, 2024

 

H. 4875

 

Introduced by Reps. Ott, Brewer, Atkinson and Caskey

 

S. Printed 04/16/24--S.

Read the first time February 28, 2024

 

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The committee on Senate Fish, Game and Forestry

To whom was referred a Bill (H. 4875) to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws by amending Section 50-11-1910, relating to the sale of deer or deer parts, so as to allow a processor to process a legally, etc., respectfully

Report:

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

 

GEORGE E. "CHIP" CAMPSEN III for Committee.

 

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A bill

 

TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS BY AMENDING SECTION 50-11-1910, RELATING TO THE SALE OF DEER OR DEER PARTS, SO AS TO ALLOW A PROCESSOR TO PROCESS A LEGALLY TAKEN DOE DONATED BY A HUNTER AND RECOVER THE COSTS OF PROCESSING FROM SOMEONE OTHER THAN THE HUNTER WHO DONATED THE DOE, AND TO INCREASE PENALTIES.

 

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

 

SECTION 1.  Section 50-11-1910 of the S.C. Code is amended to read:

 

    Section 50-11-1910.  (A) It is unlawful to buy or sell, offer for sale, barter, or have in possession for sale the following: any live deer (family cervidae), the venison of any deer except as provided in subsection (B) or in Section 50-11-1920, any whitetail deer gametes or antler velvet, or any whitetail deer antlers attached to the pedicel.

    (B) The department may promulgate regulations to permit deer processors to process legally taken female (doe) deer donated by a hunter or crop depredation permittee or designee and recover the fee of processing the deer from a person other than the individual who donated the deer.

    (B)(C) For a violation of this section, upon conviction, the guilty party for a first offense must be fined not less than onethree hundred dollars nor more than threefive hundred dollars or be imprisoned for not more than thirty days; for a second offense within three years of the date of conviction for a first offense, the person must be fined not less than threefive hundred dollars nor more than five hundredone thousand dollars or be imprisoned for not more than thirty days; for a third or subsequent offense within three years of the date of conviction for a first offense, the person must be fined one thousand dollars or be imprisoned for not more than sixty days.

 

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

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