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761Ratification Number: 411Act Number: 361Introducing Body: SenateSubject: Provide that Francis Beidler Forest in Berkeley and Dorchester counties is a wildlife sanctuary
(A361, R411, S761)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-3023, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FRANCIS BEIDLER FOREST IN BERKELEY AND DORCHESTER COUNTIES IS A WILDLIFE SANCTUARY AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-11-3023. The land owned or managed by the National Audubon Society, Incorporated, in Berkeley and Dorchester counties, known as the Francis Beidler Forest, is declared to be a sanctuary for the protection of game, birds, and other animals. There may be no hunting, fishing, or trespassing in the sanctuary. Fishing may be permitted by written authorization from the management of the Francis Beidler Forest only.
The management of the Francis Beidler Forest shall post along the outer boundaries of the land and mouths of all streams and creeks entering into the Francis Beidler Forest signs notifying the public that the area is a sanctuary and is closed to hunting and fishing except as authorized.
No flowers, shrubs, trees, or other plants may be damaged or removed from the park without permission from the management.
Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction must be fined not more than two hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than thirty days, or both."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.