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H 3055 General Bill, By Hixon, Forrest, W. Newton and Ligon
Summary: DNR; update enforcement officer authority, uniforms, and other areas to fall under DNR
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-4-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO UPDATE THE NAMES OF THE DIVISIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 48-4-30, RELATING TO THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO REMOVE THE AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER FROM THE BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 48-4-70, RELATING TO THE GENERAL DUTIES OF THE BOARD, SO AS TO REMOVE THE BOND REQUIREMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 50-1-220, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 50-1-180 TO 50-1-230 TO CERTAIN LANDS, SO AS TO REMOVE A REFERENCE TO A REPEALED STATUTE; TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-90, RELATING TO GAME AND FISH CULTURE OPERATIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS, SO AS TO REMOVE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS BEFORE AN INVESTIGATION MAY BE CONDUCTED; TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-110, RELATING TO THE SUPERVISION OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SO AS TO UPDATE THE AGENCY NAME AND DELETE A REFERENCE TO A DISCONTINUED PRACTICE; TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-130, RELATING TO UNIFORMS AND EMBLEMS OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SO AS TO GRANT AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO PRESCRIBE THE OFFICIAL UNIFORM; TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-315, RELATING TO DEPUTY ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SO AS TO DELETE AN EXPIRED DIRECTIVE TO ESTABLISH A TRAINING PROGRAM; TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-320, RELATING TO THE TRANSMITTAL AND DELIVERY OF COMMISSIONS OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO MAINTAIN THE COMMISSIONS OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND TO DELETE A BOND REQUIREMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-350, RELATING TO THE OFFICIAL BADGE OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SO AS TO UPDATE THE AGENCY NAME FOR AN ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S OFFICIAL BADGE; TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-395, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO ISSUE WARNING TICKETS, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN PROCEDURES WITHOUT PROMULGATING REGULATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-980, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATED WILDLIFE SANCTUARY IN CERTAIN AREAS OF CHARLESTON HARBOR, SO AS TO UPDATE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY; TO AMEND SECTION 50-15-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO PROVISIONS PROTECTING NONGAME AND ENDANGERED WILDLIFE SPECIES, SO AS TO UPDATE THE CITATION OF THE FEDERAL LIST OF ENDANGERED SPECIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 50-15-30, RELATING TO THE LIST OF ENDANGERED SPECIES, SO AS TO UPDATE THE CITATION TO THE FEDERAL REGULATION AND TO MOVE CERTAIN DUTIES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES.
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12/09/20House Prefiled
12/09/20House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
01/12/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 52)
01/12/21House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 62)
01/28/21House Committee report: Favorable Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 4)
02/02/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.Newton
02/03/21House Requests for debate-Rep(s). White, W. Cox, Ott, B. Cox, Thayer, Bamberg, Elliott,Hixon, Pendarvis, Kirby, Fry, JA Moore, Weeks, Hiott, Hart, Gilliard, Anderson, and Hosey (House Journal-page 19)
02/04/21House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, February 9 (House Journal-page 21)
02/09/21House Recommitted to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 19)
04/28/21House Committee report: Favorable Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 66)
05/05/21House Debate adjourned until Thur., 5-6-21 (House Journal-page 33)
05/11/21House Continued (House Journal-page 57)
01/12/22House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ligon
01/19/22House Requests for debate removed-Rep(s). White, W. Cox, Kirby, Elliott, Anderson, B. Cox, Hiott, Gillliard, Hixon, Hart, Hosey, Ott, and Weeks (House Journal-page 13)
01/19/22House Read second time (House Journal-page 13)
01/19/22House Roll call Yeas-109 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 15)
01/20/22House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 7)
01/25/22Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7)
01/25/22Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 7)
02/16/22Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 5)
05/05/22Senate Amended
05/05/22Senate Committee Amendment Withdrawn (Senate Journal-page 17)
05/05/22Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 17)
05/05/22Senate Roll call Ayes-37 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 17)
05/10/22Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 41)
05/11/22House Debate adjourned (House Journal-page 75)
05/12/22House Senate amendment amended (House Journal-page 20)
05/12/22House Roll call Yeas-102 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 67)
05/12/22House Returned to Senate with amendments (House Journal-page 70)
05/12/22Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment (Senate Journal-page 53)
05/12/22House House insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Reps. Hixon, Forrest, Atkinson (House Journal-page 135)
05/12/22Senate Conference committee appointed Campsen, Climer, Stephens (Senate Journal-page 52)



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