South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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H. 5007

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Caskey and Hixon
Document Path: LC-0316PH24.docx

Introduced in the House on February 1, 2024
Introduced in the Senate on March 7, 2024
Currently residing in the House

Summary: Lower Saluda River hook size restriction

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

Date Body Action Description with journal page number
2/1/2024 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 9)
2/1/2024 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 9)
2/28/2024 House Committee report: Favorable Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 8)
2/29/2024 House Read second time (House Journal-page 23)
2/29/2024 House Roll call Yeas-107 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 23)
3/5/2024 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 31)
3/7/2024 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6)
3/7/2024 Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 6)
4/16/2024 Senate Committee report: Favorable Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 9)
4/18/2024 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 38)
4/18/2024 Senate Roll call Ayes-39 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 38)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

02/01/2024
02/28/2024
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Committee Report

April 16, 2024

 

H. 5007

 

Introduced by Reps. Caskey and Hixon

 

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

Read the first time March 07, 2024

 

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The committee on Senate Fish, Game and Forestry

To whom was referred a Bill (H. 5007) to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws by amending Section 50-13-230, relating to striped bass limits, so as to restrict permitted hook size in the Lower Saluda, 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 50-13-230, RELATING TO STRIPED BASS LIMITS, SO AS TO RESTRICT PERMITTED HOOK SIZE IN THE LOWER SALUDA RIVER.

 

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

 

SECTION 1.  Section 50-13-230(B) of the S.C. Code is amended to read:

 

    (B) On the lower reach of the Saluda River from June sixteenth through September thirtieth, it is unlawful to take or possess striped bass. Striped bass taken must be returned immediately to the waters from where it came. When fishing with live or dead bait fish or bait fish parts in the Lower Saluda River between June sixteenth and September thirtieth, hook gap, the distance from hook to point to shank, must not exceed three eighths of an inch (nominally #6 hook) for all hook types except inline, nonstainless steel circle hooks. All sizes of inline, nonoffset, nonstainless steel circle hooks are allowed.

 

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

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