Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 674
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Agriculture (Rader) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. This act may be known and cited as the
    6  “Greyhound Safety Act.”
    7         Section 2. Present subsections (12) and (13) of section
    8  550.2415, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (13)
    9  and (14), respectively, paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of that
   10  section is amended, and new subsections (12) and (13) are added
   11  to that section, to read:
   12         550.2415 Racing of animals under certain conditions
   13  prohibited; penalties; exceptions.—
   14         (1)(a) The racing of an animal that has been impermissibly
   15  medicated or determined to have a prohibited substance present
   16  is prohibited. It is a violation of this section for a person to
   17  impermissibly medicate an animal or for an animal to have a
   18  prohibited substance present resulting in a positive test for
   19  such medications or substances based on samples taken from the
   20  animal before or immediately after the racing of that animal. It
   21  is a violation of this section for a greyhound to have anabolic
   22  steroids present resulting in a positive test for such steroids
   23  based on samples taken from the greyhound immediately after the
   24  racing of that greyhound, unless such steroids are used for
   25  birth control for the greyhound or the steroids are otherwise
   26  prescribed by a veterinarian licensed in this state who
   27  prescribed the steroids to treat an injury or an illness, and
   28  the veterinarian is not employed by a greyhound permitholder.
   29  Test results and the identities of the animals being tested and
   30  of their trainers and owners of record are confidential and
   31  exempt from s. 119.07(1) and from s. 24(a), Art. I of the State
   32  Constitution for 10 days after testing of all samples collected
   33  on a particular day has been completed and any positive test
   34  results derived from such samples have been reported to the
   35  director of the division or administrative action has been
   36  commenced.
   37         (12) All greyhound tracks must be maintained in a manner
   38  consistent with providing for the safety of racing greyhounds,
   39  including, but not limited to:
   40         (a)Maintaining a safe track surface at all times pursuant
   41  to safety standards adopted by the division.
   42         (b)Installing a safety device to remove the lure from the
   43  racing surface.
   44         (c)Insulating all exposed electrical wires on the track
   45  and anywhere at the facility where racing greyhounds may come
   46  into contact with electrical wires.
   47         (13) The division has exclusive authority to regulate the
   48  welfare of racing greyhounds in this state. This subsection
   49  expressly preempts such regulation of the welfare of racing
   50  greyhounds to the state and supersedes any municipal or county
   51  ordinance on the subject.
   52         Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2018.
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   55  And the title is amended as follows:
   56         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   57  and insert:
   58                        A bill to be entitled                      
   59         An act relating to greyhound racing; providing a short
   60         title; amending s. 550.2415, F.S.; providing that a
   61         positive test result for anabolic steroids in certain
   62         samples from a greyhound violates the prohibition on
   63         the racing of animals that are impermissibly medicated
   64         or determined to have a prohibited substance present;
   65         providing exceptions; requiring greyhound tracks to be
   66         maintained in a manner consistent with providing for
   67         the safety of racing greyhounds; providing that tracks
   68         must meet certain safety requirements; providing that
   69         the Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering has exclusive
   70         authority to regulate the welfare of racing greyhounds
   71         in this state; preempting the regulation of the
   72         welfare of racing greyhounds to the state; providing
   73         that the preemption supersedes any municipal or county
   74         ordinance on the subject; providing an effective date.