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Bill Number: 3833 Ratification Number: 551 Act Number 442 Introducing Body: House Subject: To provide for nonresident commercial boat or fishing equipment license fees
(A442, R551, H3833)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-17-506, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR NONRESIDENT COMMERCIAL BOAT OR FISHING EQUIPMENT LICENSE FEES EQUAL TO FEES CHARGED BY THE NONRESIDENT'S STATE AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DENIAL OF COMMERCIAL LICENSES OR PERMITS TO RESIDENTS OF COASTAL STATES WHICH DENY LICENSES OR PERMITS TO SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Section 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-17-506. In the event that a nonresident's state charges South Carolina residents commercial boat or fishing equipment license fees in excess of the amounts provided for in Section 50-17-500 or Section 50-17-505, the nonresident shall be required to pay the same license fees which his state charges South Carolina residents. The Division of Marine Resources may deny issuance of any license or permits for commercial fishing equipment or activities to residents of any coastal state which denies the same privileges to South Carolina residents."
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon the approval by the Governor.