Florida Senate - 2020                                    SB 1414
       By Senator Mayfield
       17-01106B-20                                          20201414__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to fish and wildlife activities;
    3         amending s. 379.105, F.S.; prohibiting certain
    4         harassment of hunters, trappers, and fishers within or
    5         on public lands or publicly or privately owned
    6         wildlife and fish management areas, or in or on public
    7         waters; amending s. 379.354, F.S.; authorizing the
    8         Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to designate
    9         additional annual free freshwater and saltwater
   10         fishing days; amending s. 379.372, F.S.; prohibiting
   11         the keeping, possessing, importing, selling,
   12         bartering, trading, or breeding of certain species
   13         except for educational or research purposes; providing
   14         an effective date.
   16  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   18         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 379.105, Florida
   19  Statutes, is amended to read:
   20         379.105 Harassment of hunters, trappers, or fishers.—
   21         (1) A person may not intentionally, within or on any public
   22  lands or a publicly or privately owned wildlife management and
   23  or fish management areas, area or in or on any public waters
   24  state-owned water body:
   25         (a) Interfere with or attempt to prevent the lawful taking
   26  of fish, game, or nongame animals by another within or on such
   27  lands or areas, or in or on such waters.
   28         (b) Attempt to disturb fish, game, or nongame animals or
   29  attempt to affect their behavior with the intent to prevent
   30  their lawful taking by another within or on such lands or areas,
   31  or in or on such waters.
   32         Section 2. Subsection (15) of section 379.354, Florida
   33  Statutes, is amended to read:
   34         379.354 Recreational licenses, permits, and authorization
   35  numbers; fees established.—
   36         (15) FREE FISHING DAYS.—The commission may designate by
   37  rule no more than 6 4 consecutive or nonconsecutive days in each
   38  year as free freshwater fishing days and no more than 6 4
   39  consecutive or nonconsecutive days in each year as free
   40  saltwater fishing days. Notwithstanding any other provision of
   41  this chapter, a any person may take freshwater fish for
   42  noncommercial purposes on a free freshwater fishing day and may
   43  take saltwater fish for noncommercial purposes on a free
   44  saltwater fishing day, without obtaining or possessing a license
   45  or permit or paying a license or permit fee as set forth
   46  prescribed in this section. A person who takes freshwater or
   47  saltwater fish on a free fishing day must comply with all laws,
   48  rules, and regulations governing the holders of a fishing
   49  license or permit and all other conditions and limitations
   50  regulating the taking of freshwater or saltwater fish as are
   51  imposed by law or rule.
   52         Section 3. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
   53  379.372, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   54         379.372 Capturing, keeping, possessing, transporting, or
   55  exhibiting venomous reptiles, reptiles of concern, conditional
   56  reptiles, or prohibited reptiles; license required.—
   57         (2)(a) A No person, party, firm, association, or
   58  corporation may not shall keep, possess, import into the state,
   59  sell, barter, trade, or breed the following species except for
   60  educational or research purposes personal use or for sale for
   61  personal use:
   62         1. Burmese or Indian python (Python molurus).
   63         2. Reticulated python (Python reticulatus).
   64         3. Northern African python (Python sebae).
   65         4. Southern African python (Python natalensis).
   66         5. Amethystine or scrub python (Morelia amethystinus).
   67         6. Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus).
   68         7. Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus).
   69         8. Green iguana (Iguana iguana).
   70         9.Black and white tegu (Salvator merianae).
   71         10. Any other reptile designated as a conditional or
   72  prohibited species by the commission.
   73         Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.