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H*3118 (Rat #0028) General Bill, By Pitts and White
Similar (S 0057, S 0071)
Summary: Department of Natural Resources
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-525 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS GOVERNING CERTAIN AREAS TO ESTABLISH SEASONS, DATES, AREAS, BAG LIMITS, AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS FOR HUNTING AND TAKING WILD TURKEY; BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-580 SO AS TO ESTABLISH MALE WILD TURKEY HUNTING SEASON AS MARCH 20 THROUGH MAY 5, DECLARE THE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY PRECEDING MARCH 20 OF EACH YEAR TO BE "SOUTH CAROLINA YOUTH TURKEY HUNTING WEEKEND" AND PROVIDE A PROCEDURE FOR YOUTH TURKEY HUNTING ON THIS WEEKEND, TO PROVIDE A WILD TURKEY BAG LIMIT, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CERTAIN WILD TURKEY RESOURCES INFORMATION INCLUDING RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE SEASON AND THE BAG LIMITS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 50-11-530, 50-11-540, AND 50-11-544, ALL RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES' REGULATION OF THE HUNTING OF WILD TURKEYS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEPARTMENT'S AUTHORITY TO REGULATE THE HUNTING OF WILD TURKEYS, TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO PROMULGATE EMERGENCY REGULATIONS FOR THE PROPER CONTROL OF THE HARVESTING OF WILD TURKEYS, TO REVISE THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING THE PROVISIONS THAT REGULATE THE HUNTING OF WILD TURKEYS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL WILD TURKEY TRANSPORTATION TAGS MUST BE VALIDATED AS PRESCRIBED BY THE DEPARTMENT BEFORE A TURKEY IS MOVED FROM THE POINT OF KILL; AND TO SUSPEND THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 50-11-520 UPON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ACT UNTIL NOVEMBER 7, 2018, WHEN SECTION 50-11-580 IS REPEALED. - ratified title
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12/11/14House Prefiled
12/11/14House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
01/13/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 102)
01/13/15House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 102)
01/29/15House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 2)
02/03/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: White
02/03/15House Amended (House Journal-page 39)
02/03/15House Read second time (House Journal-page 39)
02/03/15House Roll call Yeas-111 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 41)
02/04/15House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 24)
02/04/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 38)
02/04/15Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 38)
02/10/15Senate Polled out of committee Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 9)
02/10/15Senate Committee report: Favorable Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 9)
02/19/15Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 6)
02/19/15Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 6)
02/19/15Senate Roll call Ayes-43 Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 6)
02/20/15 Scrivener's error corrected
02/24/15Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 17)
02/27/15 Scrivener's error corrected
03/04/15House Returned to Senate with amendments
03/05/15Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment (Senate Journal-page 34)
03/05/15Senate Roll call Ayes-0 Nays-42 (Senate Journal-page 34)
03/18/15House House insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Reps. Pitts, Ott, and Hixon (House Journal-page 32)
03/18/15Senate Conference committee appointed Campsen, Coleman, and S. Martin (Senate Journal-page 14)
03/25/15House Free conference powers granted (House Journal-page 75)
03/25/15House Roll call Yeas-107 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 75)
03/25/15House Free conference committee appointed Pits, Ott, Hixon
03/26/15Senate Free conference powers granted (Senate Journal-page 48)
03/26/15Senate Free conference committee appointed Campsen, Coleman, and S. Martin (Senate Journal-page 48)
03/26/15Senate Free conference report adopted (Senate Journal-page 48)
03/26/15Senate Roll call Ayes-43 Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 48)
04/15/15House Free conference report received and adopted (House Journal-page 7)
04/15/15House Roll call Yeas-100 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 10)
05/07/15 Ratified R 28
05/07/15 Signed By Governor
05/14/15 Effective date See Act for Effective Date



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