Theodore R. McKeldin, Governor 811
(Senate Bill 551)
AN ACT to add new Section 665 (n) to Article 66C of the Annotated
Code of Maryland (1956 Supplement), title "Natural Resources",
sub-title "Oysters and Clams", sub-heading "Soft Shell Clams",
providing the penalties for violations of Article 663A pertaining to
the taking or catching of soft shell clams in or on any prohibited
area. IN QUEEN ANNE'S OR TALBOT COUNTIES.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That new Section 665 (n) be and it is hereby added to Article 66C
of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1956 Supplement), title "Natu-
ral Resources", sub-title "Oysters and Clams", sub-heading "Soft
Shell Clams", to read as follows:
(n) Any person violating any provisions of Section 663A pertain-
ing to the taking or catching of soft shell clams in or on any closed
or prohibited area OF THE WATERS OF QUEEN ANNE'S OR
TALBOT COUNTIES shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and
upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dol-
lars ($100.00) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or
be imprisoned in the House of Correction not less than three (3)
months nor more than six (6) months, or be both fined and impris-
oned at the discretion of the Court.
In addition thereto, at the discretion of the Court hearing the case,
any boat, dredge, or other device, truck, trailer, or any other thing
appurtenant thereto, used in connection with the violation, may be
declared forfeited to the State of Maryland and delivered to the
Commission of Tidewater Fisheries for such disposition thereof as,
in the opinion of the said Commission, may be most advantageous
to the State. All monies received from such fines, and from the dis-
position of any forfeited boat, dredge, or other device, truck, trailer,
or any other thing appurtenant thereto, when in such disposition
a sale thereof by the State of Maryland is involved, shall be paid to
the Comptroller of the Treasury, or his agents, and credited to the
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect
June 1, 1957.
Approved April 10, 1957.
(Senate Bill 552)
AN ACT to repeal and re-enact, with amendments, Section 663A (e)
of Article 66C of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1956 Supple-
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