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1048Ratification Number: 573Act Number: 496Introducing Body: SenateSubject: To provide for the management of lakes and ponds owned or leased by the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department
(A496, R573, S1048)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-13-2020 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF LAKES AND PONDS OWNED OR LEASED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE AND MARINE RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 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 50-13-2020. The South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department has management control over the lakes and ponds which it owns or leases. It may establish the terms and conditions under which the public may use the lakes and ponds for fishing, boating, picnicking, and other related activities. Before taking effect, the conditions and terms must be approved by the Wildlife and Marine Resources Commission and a majority of the county legislative delegation of the county where the lake or pond is located and published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county.
Any person violating the terms and conditions 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."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.