South Carolina General Assembly
115th Session, 2003-2004
Sponsors: Senator Reese
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11171ac03.doc
Companion/Similar bill(s): 138, 710
Introduced in the Senate on January 29, 2003
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry
Summary: Lake Blalock, Spartanburg County; watercraft horsepower limits
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number
1/29/2003 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ15
2/19/2003 Senate Committed to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry SJ52
VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
January 29, 2003
Introduced by Senator Reese
S. Printed 1/29/03--S.
Read the first time January 29, 2003.
TO AMEND SECTION 50251330, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR RESTRICTIONS ON LAKE H. TAYLOR BLALOCK, SO AS TO INCREASE THE POWER OF AN ENGINE ON WATERCRAFT AND ON PONTOON BOATS OPERATING ON LAKE H. TAYLOR BLALOCK FROM FIFTEEN HORSEPOWER TO FORTY HORSEPOWER AND FORTY HORSEPOWER TO FIFTY HORSEPOWER, RESPECTIVELY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO OPERATE WATERCRAFT ON LAKE BLALOCK IN VIOLATION OF UNITED STATES COAST GUARD REQUIREMENTS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 50251330 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
“Section 50251330. (A) On Lake H. Taylor Blalock, no watercraft with an engine greater than fifteen forty horsepower may not operate unless both of the following apply:
(1) the gas line has been disconnected and the engine or prop is trimmed out of water.; and
(2) an electric trolling motor or engine of fifteen horsepower or less is mounted. However, pontoon boats with a length greater than sixteen feet may not utilize motors not engines greater than forty fifty horsepower.
(B) It is unlawful to operate a watercraft on Lake H. Taylor Blalock with an outboard motor having horsepower in excess of the United States Coast Guard rating for the watercraft or with the Coast Guard rating plate missing or changed.”
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.