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Bill Number: 2496 Ratification Number: 229 Act Number 160 Introducing Body: House Subject: Disposition of hunting and fishing fines
(A160, R229, H2496)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-1-150, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF HUNTING OR FISHING FINES AND FORFEITURES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THEY SHALL BE PAID TO THE COUNTY TREASURER OF THE COUNTY WHERE THEY ARE COLLECTED AND THEN TRANSMITTED TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND MARINE RESOURCES AND THAT THEY, ALONG WITH LICENSE FEES COLLECTED BY THE DIRECTOR, SHALL BE PLACED TO THE CREDIT OF THE GAME PROTECTION FUND OF THE STATE TREASURY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Revenues from fines
Section 1. Section 50-1-150 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 50-1-150. Revenues from all fines and forfeitures of any game, nongame or fish law shall, except as otherwise provided in Chapters 1 through 19 of this title, be transmitted to the county treasurer of the county where the revenues were collected, who shall then transmit them, less any amount to be paid to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Council under the provisions of Section 23-23-70, to the Executive Director of the Department of Wildlife and Marine Resources and such revenues shall be placed to the credit of the game protection fund of the State Treasury and be expended for fish and game propagation in the counties where they are collected. The remittances shall be accompanied by a statement showing the name of all persons fined, the amount of each fine, the summons number and the court in which each fine was collected. All license fees prescribed by any game, nongame or fish law, except as otherwise provided in Chapters 1 through 19 of this title, shall be collected by the Executive Director and placed to the credit of the game protection fund of the State Treasury. All balances in these funds shall be carried forward each year so that no part shall revert to the general fund of the State."
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.