Reference is to Printer's Date 2/14/13-S.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting SECTION 8 in its entirety on pages 3 and 4, and inserting:
/ SECTION 8. Section 50-13-620(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 114 of 2012, is further amended to read:
"(A) A trotline,
trap, eel pot, gill net, and hoop net must be marked with a
white floating marker not less than a capacity of one
quart and not more than a capacity of one gallon and must be
made of solid, buoyant material that does not sink if punctured
or cracked. A floating marker must be constructed of plastic,
PVC spongex, plastic foam, or cork. A hollow buoy or float,
including plastic, metal, or glass bottles or jugs, must not be
used, except that a manufactured buoy or float specifically
designed for use with nongame fishing devices may be hollow if
constructed of heavy duty plastic material and approved by the
A floating marker used the first through
the fifteenth inclusive of each month must be colored white
only; for the remainder of the month markers must be yellow
only and, except for a trotline, there must not be any other
color marker attached to the device. The owner's name
and department customer identification number must be legible on
each of the white or yellow floating markers.
Both commercial and recreational fishermen shall comply with
provisions of this title pertaining to the marking and use of a
nongame fishing device. A trotline must be marked on both ends.
A commercial trotline must be marked at intervals of every
fifty hooks. A recreational trotline must be marked at
intervals of every twenty-five hooks. An end marker
must conform to the white and yellow marking scheme.
Each interval float must be 'International Orange' in
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.