Florida Senate - 2018 SB 674 By Senator Young 18-00087-18 2018674__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to steroid use in racing greyhounds; 3 amending s. 550.2415, F.S.; providing that a positive 4 test result for anabolic steroids in certain samples 5 taken from a greyhound violates the prohibition on the 6 racing of animals that are impermissibly medicated or 7 determined to have a prohibited substance present; 8 providing an effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 13 550.2415, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 14 550.2415 Racing of animals under certain conditions 15 prohibited; penalties; exceptions.— 16 (1)(a) The racing of an animal that has been impermissibly 17 medicated or determined to have a prohibited substance present 18 is prohibited. It is a violation of this section for a person to 19 impermissibly medicate an animal or for an animal to have a 20 prohibited substance present resulting in a positive test for 21 such medications or substances based on samples taken from the 22 animal before or immediately after the racing of that animal. It 23 is a violation of this section for a greyhound to have anabolic 24 steroids present resulting in a positive test for such steroids 25 based on samples taken from the greyhound before or immediately 26 after the racing of that greyhound. Test results and the 27 identities of the animals being tested and of their trainers and 28 owners of record are confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) 29 and from s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution for 10 days 30 after testing of all samples collected on a particular day has 31 been completed and any positive test results derived from such 32 samples have been reported to the director of the division or 33 administrative action has been commenced. 34 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.