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A15, R36, S361
Sponsors: Fish, Game and Forestry Committee
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 163
Introduced in the Senate on February 12, 2003
Introduced in the House on February 19, 2003
Passed by the General Assembly on March 26, 2003
Became law without Governor's signature, April 23, 2003
Summary: Snakehead fish, illegal to own, sell or import
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/12/2003 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ-8 2/12/2003 Senate Unanimous consent for second reading on next legislative day SJ-8 2/13/2003 Senate Read second time SJ-11 2/18/2003 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-15 2/19/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-13 2/19/2003 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-13 3/19/2003 House Committee report: Favorable Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-11 3/25/2003 House Read second time HJ-27 3/26/2003 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-19 4/16/2003 Ratified R 36 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. 15
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A15, R36, S361)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-1630, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SALE AND TRAFFIC IN FISH, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE SALE, POSSESSION, OR IMPORTATION OF THE EGGS OF CERTAIN FISH, AND THE SALE, POSSESSION, OR IMPORTATION OF SNAKEHEAD FISH.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Sale and possession of prohibited fish or eggs
SECTION 1. Section 50-13-1630(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 54 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"(A) A person may not possess, sell, offer for sale, import, bring, or cause to be brought or imported into this State or release into the waters of this State the following fish or eggs of the fish:
(1) carnero or candiru catfish (Vandellia cirrhosa);
(2) freshwater electric eel (Electrophorus electricus);
(3) white amur or grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella);
(4) walking catfish or a member of the clariidae family (Clarias, Heteropneustea, Gymnallabes, Channallabes, or Heterobranchus genera);
(5) piranha (all members of Serrasalmus, Rooseveltiella, and Pygocentrus genera);
(7) Mexican banded tetra;
(8) sea lamprey;
(9) rudd (Scardinius erythrophtalmu-Linneaus); and
(10) snakehead (all members of family Channidae)."
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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