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3591Ratification Number: 197Act Number: 117Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990223Primary Sponsor: KoonAll Sponsors: Koon, R. Smith, Sharpe, RiserDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\dka\3181mm99.docCompanion Bill Number: 538Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19990623Date of Last Amendment: 19990622Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19990630Subject: Raccoons, running of; opossum hunting; provisions for game zones and with dogs, weapons; Fish and GameHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19990721 Act No. A117 ------ 19990630 Signed by Governor ------ 19990624 Ratified R197 House 19990623 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 19990622 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19990601 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments Senate 19990527 Committee report: Favorable 07 SFGF Senate 19990422 Introduced, read first time, 07 SFGF referred to Committee House 19990421 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19990420 Amended, read second time House 19990414 Committee report: Favorable with 20 HANR amendment House 19990223 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR Referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 14, 1999 - Word format Revised on April 20, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 27, 1999 - Word format Revised on June 1, 1999 - Word format Revised on June 22, 1999 - Word format
(A117, R197, H3591)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR A THREE-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM IN ALL GAME ZONES OF THE STATE TO ALLOW THE RUNNING OF RACCOONS AT ANY TIME DURING THE YEAR; AND TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-120 AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE HUNTING SEASON FOR SMALL GAME, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR HUNTING OF RACCOON AND OPOSSUM IN GAME ZONE 9 WITH DOGS ONLY FROM AUGUST 15 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 14 AND MARCH 16 THROUGH MAY 14 AND WITH WEAPONS AND DOGS FROM SEPTEMBER 15 THROUGH MARCH 15 AND TO DELETE THE PROHIBITION AGAINST DAYTIME HUNTING OF THEM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Raccoon running pilot program
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is established a three-year pilot program regulating the running of raccoons in all game zones in the State. During the three-year duration of this pilot program, it is lawful to run raccoons with dogs at any time during the year.
Hunting season for small game
SECTION 2. Section 50-11-120(A)(9)(e) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 64 of 1995, is further amended to read:
"(e) raccoon and opossum: August fifteenth through September fourteenth with dogs only; September fifteenth through March fifteenth with weapons and dogs; March sixteenth through May fourteenth with dogs only;"
SECTION 3. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 24th day of June, 1999.
Approved the 30th day of June, 1999.
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