Florida Senate - 2020                             CS for SB 1414
       By the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources; and
       Senator Mayfield
       592-03062-20                                          20201414c1
    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; including
   14         green iguanas and species of the genera Salvator and
   15         Tupinambis in such prohibition; reenacting s.
   16         379.2311(1), F.S., relating to the definition of the
   17         term “priority invasive species,” to incorporate the
   18         amendment made to s. 379.372, F.S., in a reference
   19         thereto; providing an effective date.
   21  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   23         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 379.105, Florida
   24  Statutes, is amended to read:
   25         379.105 Harassment of hunters, trappers, or fishers.—
   26         (1) A person may not intentionally, within or on any public
   27  lands or a publicly or privately owned wildlife management and
   28  or fish management areas, area or in or on any public waters
   29  state-owned water body:
   30         (a) Interfere with or attempt to prevent the lawful taking
   31  of fish, game, or nongame animals by another within or on such
   32  lands or areas, or in or on such waters.
   33         (b) Attempt to disturb fish, game, or nongame animals or
   34  attempt to affect their behavior with the intent to prevent
   35  their lawful taking by another within or on such lands or areas,
   36  or in or on such waters.
   37         Section 2. Subsection (15) of section 379.354, Florida
   38  Statutes, is amended to read:
   39         379.354 Recreational licenses, permits, and authorization
   40  numbers; fees established.—
   41         (15) FREE FISHING DAYS.—The commission may designate by
   42  rule no more than 6 4 consecutive or nonconsecutive days in each
   43  year as free freshwater fishing days and no more than 6 4
   44  consecutive or nonconsecutive days in each year as free
   45  saltwater fishing days. Notwithstanding any other provision of
   46  this chapter, a any person may take freshwater fish for
   47  noncommercial purposes on a free freshwater fishing day and may
   48  take saltwater fish for noncommercial purposes on a free
   49  saltwater fishing day, without obtaining or possessing a license
   50  or permit or paying a license or permit fee as set forth
   51  prescribed in this section. A person who takes freshwater or
   52  saltwater fish on a free fishing day must comply with all laws,
   53  rules, and regulations governing the holders of a fishing
   54  license or permit and all other conditions and limitations
   55  regulating the taking of freshwater or saltwater fish as are
   56  imposed by law or rule.
   57         Section 3. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
   58  379.372, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   59         379.372 Capturing, keeping, possessing, transporting, or
   60  exhibiting venomous reptiles, reptiles of concern, conditional
   61  reptiles, or prohibited reptiles; license required.—
   62         (2)(a) A No person, party, firm, association, or
   63  corporation may not shall keep, possess, import into the state,
   64  sell, barter, trade, or breed the following species except for
   65  educational or research purposes personal use or for sale for
   66  personal use:
   67         1. Burmese or Indian python (Python molurus).
   68         2. Reticulated python (Python reticulatus).
   69         3. Northern African python (Python sebae).
   70         4. Southern African python (Python natalensis).
   71         5. Amethystine or scrub python (Morelia amethystinus).
   72         6. Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus).
   73         7. Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus).
   74         8. Green iguana (Iguana iguana).
   75         9.Tegu lizard (any species of the genera Salvator or
   76  Tupinambis).
   77         10. Any other reptile designated as a conditional or
   78  prohibited species by the commission.
   79         Section 4. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   80  made by this act to section 379.372, Florida Statutes, in a
   81  reference thereto, subsection (1) of section 379.2311, Florida
   82  Statutes, is reenacted to read:
   83         379.2311 Nonnative animal management.—
   84         (1) As used in this section, the term “priority invasive
   85  species” means the following:
   86         (a) Lizards of the genus Tupinambis, also known as tegu
   87  lizards;
   88         (b) Species identified in s. 379.372(2)(a);
   89         (c) Pterois volitans, also known as red lionfish; and
   90         (d) Pterois miles, also known as the common lionfish or
   91  devil firefish.
   92         Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.