Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 884 Ì453552%Î453552 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 04/07/2017 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Appropriations (Hutson) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 379.2426, Florida Statutes, is created 6 to read: 7 379.2426 Possession of separated shark fins on the water 8 prohibited; penalties.— 9 (1)°As used in this section, the term: 10 (a) “Land” means the physical act of bringing a harvested 11 organism, or any part thereof, ashore. 12 (b) “Shark” means any species of the orders 13 Carcharhiniformes, Lamniformes, Hexanchiformes, 14 Orectolobiformes, Pristiophoriformes, Squaliformes, 15 Squatiniformes, or any part thereof. 16 (c) “Shark fin” means the detached fin of a shark, 17 including the caudal or tail fin, or any portion thereof. 18 (d) “Separated,” with respect to a shark fin, means not 19 naturally attached to the corresponding shark body through some 20 portion of uncut skin. 21 (2) A person may not possess in or on the waters of this 22 state a shark fin that has been separated from a shark or land a 23 separated shark fin in this state, unless: 24 (a) Such possession is authorized by commission rule; or 25 (b) Such fin has been lawfully obtained on land, prepared 26 by taxidermy, and is possessed for the purposes of display. 27 (3) A person who violates this section is subject to the 28 following penalties: 29 (a) For a first violation, a misdemeanor of the second 30 degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. In 31 addition, the commission shall assess an administrative fine of 32 $4,500 and suspend all of the person’s license privileges under 33 this chapter for 180 days. 34 (b) For a second violation, a misdemeanor of the second 35 degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. In 36 addition, the commission shall assess an administrative fine of 37 $9,500 and suspend all of the person’s license privileges under 38 this chapter for 365 days. 39 (c) For a third and any subsequent violation, a misdemeanor 40 of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 41 775.083. In addition, the commission shall assess an 42 administrative fine of $9,500 and permanently revoke all of the 43 person’s license privileges under this chapter. 44 45 While his or her license privileges are under suspension or 46 revocation pursuant to this subsection, a person may not 47 participate in the taking or harvesting, or attempt the taking 48 or harvesting, of saltwater products from any vessel within the 49 waters of the state; be aboard any vessel on which a commercial 50 quantity of saltwater products is possessed through an activity 51 requiring a license pursuant to this chapter; or engage in any 52 other activity requiring a license, permit, or certificate 53 issued pursuant to this chapter. 54 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2017. 55 56 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 57 And the title is amended as follows: 58 Delete everything before the enacting clause 59 and insert: 60 A bill to be entitled 61 An act relating to shark fins; creating s. 379.2426, 62 F.S.; defining terms; prohibiting persons from 63 possessing separated shark fins except under certain 64 conditions; providing penalties; prohibiting persons 65 with suspended or revoked license privileges from 66 engaging in certain activities; providing an effective 67 date.