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530Ratification Number: 155Act Number: 25Introducing Body: SenateSubject: Penalties for violations of nongame and endangered species statutes and regulations
(A25, R155, S530)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-15-80, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF NONGAME AND ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTION STATUTES AND REGULATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS INVOLVING AMERICAN ALLIGATORS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 50-15-80 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding at the end an appropriately lettered subsection to read:
"( ) Any person who violates regulations issued under Section 50-15-30 pertaining to the possession, storage, transportation, exportation, processing, sale, or offering for sale of any American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) or any parts or products of an alligator or any common or contract carrier who knowingly violates, transports, or receives for shipment any American alligator parts or products must upon conviction be fined not less than one thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars or be imprisoned for not more than one year."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.