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H*3601 (Rat #0106) General Bill, By Clemmons, Pitts, Hiott, Hardee, Duckworth, Crawford, Yow, Delleney, Lowe, White, Hewitt and Hixon
Summary: Bear hunting
    AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-9-665, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF BEAR HUNTING TAGS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO DELETE LANGUAGE WHICH PROVIDES THAT IN GAME ZONES OTHER THAN GAME ZONE 1, APPLICANTS FOR BEAR TAGS, UPON THE PAYMENT OF AN APPLICATION FEE, MUST BE CHOSEN BY RANDOM DRAWING WHICH ARE VALID FOR A SPECIFIED GAME ZONE; TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-430, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE HUNTING OF BEAR, SO AS TO DELETE STATUTORY LANGUAGE AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO ISSUE BEAR TAGS TO ALLOW THE HUNTING AND TAKING OF BEAR IN ANY GAME ZONE WHERE BEAR OCCUR, WITH SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR GAME ZONES 2, 3, AND 4, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MUST PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO SET THE CONDITIONS FOR TAKING OF BEAR, INCLUDING METHODS OF TAKE, AREAS, TIMES, LIMITS, SEASONS, AND OTHER CONDITIONS TO PROPERLY CONTROL THE HARVEST OF BEAR, TO PROVIDE OTHER PROVISIONS, PROCEDURES, AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE HUNTING AND HARVESTING OF BEAR IN GAME ZONES 2, 3, AND 4, TO PROVIDE A REQUIREMENT THAT ANY BEAR TAKEN MUST BE TAGGED AND REPORTED TO THE DEPARTMENT BY MIDNIGHT OF THE DAY OF THE HARVEST, TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO FAIL TO REPORT A BEAR HARVEST IN THE MANNER PROVIDED BY LAW, TO PROVIDE THAT THE MAGISTRATE'S COURT RETAINS JURISDICTION FOR OFFENSES MADE UNLAWFUL BY THIS SECTION; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT, BY JULY 1, 2018, SHALL PROVIDE TO SPECIFIED RECIPIENTS A REPORT OF A ONE YEAR STUDY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE HARVEST SUMMARY OF BLACK BEAR IN GAME ZONES 1 THROUGH 4. - ratified title
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01/31/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 9)
01/31/17House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 9)
01/31/17House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Kirby
03/23/17House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 2)
03/28/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hewitt
03/29/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hixon
03/29/17House Amended (House Journal-page 54)
03/29/17House Read second time (House Journal-page 54)
03/29/17House Roll call Yeas-107 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 58)
03/30/17House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 15)
03/30/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 9)
03/30/17Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 9)
05/03/17Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 16)
05/05/17 Scrivener's error corrected
05/09/17Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 51)
05/09/17Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 51)
05/09/17Senate Roll call Ayes-39 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 51)
05/10/17Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 40)
05/10/17Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 40)
05/10/17Senate Roll call Ayes-39 Nays-2 (Senate Journal-page 40)
05/10/17House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 53)
05/10/17House Roll call Yeas-105 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 54)
05/15/17 Ratified R 106
05/19/17 Signed By Governor



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