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A11, R29, S168
Sponsors: Senator Gregory
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Introduced in the Senate on January 14, 2003
Introduced in the House on February 19, 2003
Last Amended on March 25, 2003
Passed by the General Assembly on March 26, 2003
Became law without Governor's signature, April 23, 2003
Summary: Migratory birds and waterfowl, hunting, revisions
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/8/2003 Senate Prefiled 1/8/2003 Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry 1/14/2003 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-90 1/14/2003 Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-90 2/5/2003 Senate Committee report: Favorable Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-17 2/6/2003 Scrivener's error corrected 2/12/2003 Senate Read second time SJ-19 2/18/2003 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-14 2/19/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-12 2/19/2003 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-12 3/19/2003 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-11 3/25/2003 House Amended HJ-32 3/25/2003 House Read second time HJ-33 3/26/2003 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-18 3/26/2003 Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled SJ-38 4/16/2003 Ratified R 29 4/23/2003 Became law without Governor's signature 5/1/2003 Copies available 5/1/2003 Effective date 04/23/03 5/12/2003 Act No. 11
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A11, R29, S168)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE FEDERAL MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY AND PROHIBITIONS CONCERNING THE HUNTING OF WATERFOWL, SO AS TO REVISE PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO THE HUNTING OF MIGRATORY BIRDS AND WATERFOWL AND PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS SECTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Hunting migratory birds consistent with federal law; prohibitions; penalties
SECTION 1. Section 50-11-10 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 50-11-10. (A) The Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and its implementing regulations are the law of this State. However, the board annually may set seasons, bag limits, and methods for hunting and taking migratory birds consistent with federal law. A violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act or its implementing regulations or a violation of regulations set by the board is a misdemeanor.
(B) In addition, it is unlawful to:
(1) trespass while hunting waterfowl;
(2) take or attempt to take waterfowl over bait;
(3) take or attempt to take waterfowl more than fifteen minutes before or after regularly designated hunting hours;
(4) possess more than one waterfowl over the legal limit;
(5) hunt waterfowl out of season.
(C) A person who violates a provision of subsection (A), with the exception of those provisions specified in subsection (B), is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days for each offense. A person who violates a provision of subsection (B) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than two hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days for each offense."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 16th day of April, 2003.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 4/23/03.
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