Current Status Bill Number:
688Ratification Number: 301Act Number: 276Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950330Primary Sponsor: Greg SmithAll Sponsors: Greg SmithDrafted Document Number: gsmith\res9688.gsDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960329Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960506Subject: Cultured game fish
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960515 Act No. A276 ------ 19960506 Signed by Governor ------ 19960430 Ratified R301 House 19960329 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19960328 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19960328 Read second time House 19960327 Committee report: Favorable 20 HANR House 19950518 Recommitted to Committee 20 HANR House 19950518 Objection withdrawn by Representative Tucker Robinson R. Smith Hines Witherspoon Simrill Riser D. Smith Spearman Limbaugh Sharpe House 19950517 Objection by Representative Limbaugh Tucker D. Smith Hodges Spearman Sharpe Witherspoon Riser Meacham Lanford Simrill R. Smith Felder Robinson Hines House 19950511 Committee report: Favorable 20 HANR House 19950426 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to Committee Senate 19950426 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19950425 Read second time Senate 19950420 Committee report: Favorable 07 SFGF Senate 19950330 Introduced, read first time, 07 SFGF referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A276, R301, S688)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-1750, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO GAME FISH BREEDERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT LICENSED INDIVIDUALS MAY SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, AND TRANSPORT CERTAIN CULTURED GAME FISH TO STOCK OR RESTOCK CULTURED GAME FISH THAT EXCEEDS FOUR INCHES IN OVERALL LENGTH, TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR CULTURED GAME FISH, AND TO MAKE OTHER GRAMMATICAL AND TECHNICAL CHANGES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Game fish breeders
SECTION 1. Section 50-13-1750 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 50-13-1750. (A) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 50-13-1610, it is lawful for a person holding a valid game fish breeder's license to sell, offer for sale, and transport cultured game fish for stocking and restocking. A game fish breeder's license is valid for the fiscal year in which issued. An application fee of twenty-five dollars must accompany each application on a form as prescribed by the department.
(B) The department and its agents may inspect the premises of the business of a licensee. The department may require licensees to keep such records as it deems necessary. Any cultured game fish, with the exception of the Florida largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides floroidanus, four inches or larger shall be lawful to sell, offer for sale, and transport for stocking or restocking purposes. All fish transported by a licensee must be clearly marked as to their source and species as well as other identification which the department shall require.
(C) Cultured game fish sold, ordered, or transported by a licensee must be used solely for stocking or restocking.
(D) As used in this section, `cultured game fish' means those game fish which have been propagated by an individual holding a fish breeder's license in environmental conditions consistent with normal fish husbandry practices.
(E) A person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars and the license must be suspended. A person convicted pursuant to this section is ineligible for a game fish breeder's license for three years from the date of conviction."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 6th day of May, 1996.