Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4266Ratification Number: 452Act Number: 390Primary Sponsor: HarvinType of Legislation: GBSubject: St. Stephen Rediversion Canal Fish SanctuaryDate Bill Passed both Bodies: May 01, 1992Computer Document Number: NO5/7999.BDGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: May 19, 1992Introduced Date: Jan 23, 1992Date of Last Amendment: Apr 15, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: May 19, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 390Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Harvin D. WilliamsType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4266 ------ May 19, 1992 Act No. 390 4266 ------ May 19, 1992 Signed by Governor 4266 ------ May 13, 1992 Ratified R 452 4266 Senate May 01, 1992 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 4266 Senate Apr 30, 1992 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, May 1, 1992 4266 Senate Apr 29, 1992 Polled out of Committee 07 4266 Senate Apr 16, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 07 referred to Committee 4266 House Apr 16, 1992 Read third time, sent to Senate 4266 House Apr 15, 1992 Amended, read second time 4266 House Mar 26, 1992 Objection withdrawn by Representative 4266 House Mar 26, 1992 Objection by Representative 4266 House Mar 18, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 20 with amendment 4266 House Jan 23, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 20 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A390, R452, H4266)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-13-2015 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A FISH SANCTUARY IN THE ST. STEPHEN REDIVERSION CANAL BETWEEN THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS' POWERHOUSE AND THE ATLANTIC COASTLINE RAILROAD BRIDGE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Fish sanctuary established
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-13-2015. (A) A fish sanctuary is established in the St. Stephen Rediversion Canal between the Corps of Engineers' powerhouse and the Atlantic Coastline Railroad Bridge. It is unlawful for a person to fish in the sanctuary except as provided in this section.
(B) From March first to May first each year, fishing for nongame fish is allowed from the Atlantic Coastline Bridge upstream to a point marked by signs or buoys, or both. This location must be marked by the department after consultation with and with the permission of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Fishing is allowed from six p.m. to twelve midnight. The area otherwise is closed to all fishing and boating activities.
(C) The catch limit is five hundred pounds of fish or one hundred dozen fish a boat a day. Game fish taken must be returned immediately to the water. All fish, except those used for live bait, must be packed in boxes with a one hundred pound capacity before crossing back under the railroad bridge.
(D) No fishing devices may be used except cast nets, dip nets, or drop nets. The diameter of the dip or drop nets used may not exceed six feet. No nets may be operated by the use of mechanical devices such as winches, cranes, or pulleys.
(E) A person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not less than fifteen nor more than thirty days."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 19th day of May, 1992.