Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3276Ratification Number: 107Act Number: 54Primary Sponsor: SnowType of Legislation: GBSubject: Rudd, unlawful fish speciesDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930428Computer Document Number: NO5/8791BD.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19930513Introduced Date: 19930127Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19930513Last History Type: Act No. 54Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: SnowType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3276 ------ 19930513 Act No. 54 3276 ------ 19930513 Signed by Governor 3276 ------ 19930511 Ratified R 107 3276 Senate 19930428 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3276 Senate 19930427 Read second time 3276 Senate 19930422 Committee Report: Favorable 07 3276 Senate 19930407 Introduced, read first time, 07 referred to Committee 3276 House 19930407 Read third time, sent to Senate 3276 House 19930406 Read second time 3276 House 19930401 Committee Report: Favorable 20 3276 House 19930127 Introduced, read first time, 20 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A54, R107, H3276)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-1630, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO IMPORTATION, POSSESSION, OR SALE OF CERTAIN UNLAWFUL FISH SPECIES, SO AS TO INCLUDE RUDD (SCARDINIUS ERYTHROPHTALMU-LINNEAUS).
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Prohibition on the importation, possession, or sale of rudd (Scardinius erythrophtalmu-Linneaus)
SECTION 1. Section 50-13-1630 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 50-13-1630. (A) No person may possess, sell, offer for sale, import, bring or cause to be brought or imported into this State or release into the waters of this State the following fish:
(1) carnero or candiru catfish (Vandellia cirrhosa);
(2) freshwater electric eel (Electrophorus electricus);
(3) white amur or grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella);
(4) walking catfish or a member of the clariidae family (Clarias, Heteropneustea, Gymnallabes, Channallabes, or Heterobranchus genera);
(5) piranha (all members of Serrasalmus, Rooseveltiella, and Pygocentrus genera);
(7) mexican banded tetra;
(8) sea lamprey;
(9) rudd (Scardinius erythrophtalmu-Linneaus).
(B) The Wildlife and Marine Resources Department may issue special import permits to qualified persons for research purposes only.
(C) The director of the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries of the department may issue special permits for the stocking of nonreproducing white amur or grass carp hybrids in the waters of this State.
(D) It is unlawful to take grass carp from waters stocked as permitted by this section. Grass carp caught must be returned to the water from which it was taken immediately.
(E) The department shall prescribe the methods, controls, and restrictions required of a person or his agent to whom a special permit is issued. The department may promulgate regulations necessary to effectuate this section and specifically to prohibit additional species of fish from being imported, possessed, or sold in this State when the department determines the species of fish are potentially dangerous."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 13th day of May, 1993.