Current Status Bill Number:
1082Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980303Primary Sponsor: PeelerAll Sponsors: PeelerDrafted Document Number: egm\18682djc.98Companion Bill Number: 4654Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Com 20 HANRSubject: Enforcement officers of Natural Resources Department, conservation officers; removal of
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980526 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to Committee Senate 19980521 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19980324 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19980319 Committee report: Favorable 07 SFGF Senate 19980303 Introduced, read first time, 07 SFGF referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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March 19, 1998
S. Printed 3/19/98--S.
Read the first time March 3, 1998.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 1082), to amend Section 50-3-110, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to supervision of enforcement officers, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
HARVEY S. PEELER, JR., for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-110, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SUPERVISION OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SO AS TO DELETE A PROVISION PERTAINING TO CONTRACTING WITH AND DISMISSAL OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-310, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT DIVISION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN ENFORCEMENT OFFICER MAY BE REMOVED BY THE DIRECTOR AT HIS DISCRETION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 50-3-110 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 50-3-110. The department shall have charge of the enforcement officers of the Natural Resources Enforcement Division of the department and exercise supervision over the enforcement of the laws of the State, regulatory, tax, license, or otherwise, in reference to birds, nonmigratory fish, game fish, shellfish, shrimp, oysters, oyster leases, and fisheries. The department may make contracts with enforcement officers, and the director may dismiss the enforcement officers at his discretion."
SECTION 2. Section 50-3-310 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 50-3-310. The director shall appoint the enforcement officers of the Natural Resources Enforcement Division, subject to their receiving a commission from the Governor. An enforcement officer shall be issued a commission by the Governor upon the recommendation of the director. An enforcement officer may be removed by the board upon proof satisfactory to it that he is not fit for the position director at his discretion."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.