Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1246
                                Barcode 903074                          
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/21/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Agriculture (Hays) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. (1) Any person, except an employee or agent of
    6  the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services acting
    7  pursuant to s. 570.15, Florida Statutes, or a law enforcement
    8  officer conducting a lawful inspection or investigation, who
    9  enters onto a farm or other property where legal agriculture
   10  operations are being conducted and produces audio or video
   11  records without the written consent of the owner or an
   12  authorized representative of the owner, commits a felony of the
   13  first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083,
   14  or s. 775.084, Florida Statutes.
   15         (2) As used in this section, the term:
   16         (a) “Audio or video records” means any audio or video
   17  recording, regardless of the recording medium or format,
   18  including, but not limited to, photographs, audio or videotapes,
   19  cd’s, dvd’s, or streaming media, whether stored on film stock,
   20  hard disks, solid state storage, or any electrical, magnetic, or
   21  optical or other form of data storage.
   22         (b) “Farm” means any tract of land cultivated for the
   23  purpose of agricultural production, the raising and breeding of
   24  domestic animals, or the storage of a commodity.
   25         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.
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   28         And the title is amended as follows:
   29         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   30  and insert:
   31                        A bill to be entitled                      
   32         An act relating to farms; prohibiting a person from
   33         entering onto a farm and making any audio record,
   34         photograph, or video record at the farm without the
   35         owner’s written consent; providing exceptions;
   36         providing definitions; providing penalties; providing
   37         an effective date.