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CS/HB 47 — Spiny Lobster

by Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; and Rep. Raschein and others (CS/SB 194 by Agriculture Committee and Senator Latvala)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Agriculture Committee (AG)

The bill amends s. 379.407, F.S., to provide specific enhanced penalties for any person, firm, or corporation in possession of spiny lobster during closed season or in possession of wrung spiny lobster tails while on State waters. Any exception would be granted by Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rules.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2014.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 117-0