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3960Ratification Number: 99Act Number: 53Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990421Primary Sponsor: BarfieldAll Sponsors: Barfield, Rhoad and WitherspoonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\20575djc99.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19990520Date of Last Amendment: 19990519Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19990601Subject: Trotlines, sethooks, single-barbed; nongame fish and bream; Fish and GameHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19990618 Act No. A53 ------ 19990601 Signed by Governor ------ 19990526 Ratified R99 Senate 19990520 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 19990519 Senate amendments amended, returned to Senate with amendment Senate 19990513 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19990512 Read second time Senate 19990512 Committee amendment adopted Senate 19990511 Committee report: Favorable with 07 SFGF amendment Senate 19990428 Introduced, read first time, 07 SFGF referred to Committee House 19990428 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19990427 Read second time House 19990421 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on April 21, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 11, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 12, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 19, 1999 - Word format
(A53, R99, H3960)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-1187, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO BAIT THAT MAY BE USED WITH TROTLINES, SET HOOKS, AND JUGS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT LIVE NONGAME FISH AND BREAM MAY BE USED WITH SINGLE-BARBED SET HOOKS, INCLUDING ON TROTLINES HAVING NOT MORE THAN TWENTY HOOKS, THAT HAVE A SHANK-TO-POINT GAP OF ONE AND THREE-SIXTEENTHS INCHES OR GREATER ON THE BLACK, BIG PEE DEE, LITTLE PEE DEE, LUMBER, AND WACCAMAW RIVERS, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO HAVE MORE THAN THIRTY BREAM IN POSSESSION WHEN FISHING ON THESE RIVERS, TO PROVIDE THAT BREAM MAY NOT BE USED AS BAIT AFTER JUNE 30, 2001, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Bait which may be used with trotlines, set hooks and jugs, exceptions for certain rivers, violations, penalties
SECTION 1. Section 50-13-1187 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 314 of 1998, is further amended to read:
"Section 50-13-1187. (A) Except as provided in subsections (B) and (C), no game fish, live bait, or other bait other than bait listed below may be used with trotlines, set hooks, and jugs:
(2) dough balls;
(3) cut fish which must be nongame fish cut into at least three equal parts;
(5) meat scraps which may not include insects, worms, or other invertebrates;
(B) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, on the Edisto, Black, Sampit, Big Pee Dee, Little Pee Dee, Lumber, and Waccamaw Rivers, live nongame fish and bream may be used with single-barbed set hooks that have a shank-to-point gap of one and three-sixteenths inches or greater, provided that the use of bream as bait is not allowed after June 30, 2001. However, it is unlawful for any person to have in his possession more than thirty bream while fishing with nongame tackle on these rivers.
(C) Live nongame fish and bream may be used on trotlines having not more than twenty hooks that have a shank-to-point gap of one and three-sixteenths inches or greater on the Black, Big Pee Dee, Little Pee Dee, Lumber, and Waccamaw Rivers, provided that the use of bream as bait is not allowed after June 30, 2001. However, it is unlawful for any person to have in his possession more than thirty bream while fishing with nongame tackle on these rivers.
(D) Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than thirty days."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 26th day of May, 1999.
Approved the 1st day of June, 1999.
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