Florida Senate - 2020                      CS for CS for SB 1414
       By the Committees on Agriculture; and Environment and Natural
       Resources; and Senator Mayfield
       575-03476-20                                          20201414c2
    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, research, or eradication or
   14         control purposes; including green iguanas and species
   15         of the genera Salvator and Tupinambis in such
   16         prohibition; reenacting s. 379.2311(1), F.S., relating
   17         to the definition of the term “priority invasive
   18         species,” to incorporate the amendment made to s.
   19         379.372, F.S., in a reference thereto; providing an
   20         effective date.
   22  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   24         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 379.105, Florida
   25  Statutes, is amended to read:
   26         379.105 Harassment of hunters, trappers, or fishers.—
   27         (1) A person may not intentionally, within or on any public
   28  lands or a publicly or privately owned wildlife management and
   29  or fish management areas, area or in or on any public waters
   30  state-owned water body:
   31         (a) Interfere with or attempt to prevent the lawful taking
   32  of fish, game, or nongame animals by another within or on such
   33  lands or areas, or in or on such waters.
   34         (b) Attempt to disturb fish, game, or nongame animals or
   35  attempt to affect their behavior with the intent to prevent
   36  their lawful taking by another within or on such lands or areas,
   37  or in or on such waters.
   38         Section 2. Subsection (15) of section 379.354, Florida
   39  Statutes, is amended to read:
   40         379.354 Recreational licenses, permits, and authorization
   41  numbers; fees established.—
   42         (15) FREE FISHING DAYS.—The commission may designate by
   43  rule no more than 6 4 consecutive or nonconsecutive days in each
   44  year as free freshwater fishing days and no more than 6 4
   45  consecutive or nonconsecutive days in each year as free
   46  saltwater fishing days. Notwithstanding any other provision of
   47  this chapter, a any person may take freshwater fish for
   48  noncommercial purposes on a free freshwater fishing day and may
   49  take saltwater fish for noncommercial purposes on a free
   50  saltwater fishing day, without obtaining or possessing a license
   51  or permit or paying a license or permit fee as set forth
   52  prescribed in this section. A person who takes freshwater or
   53  saltwater fish on a free fishing day must comply with all laws,
   54  rules, and regulations governing the holders of a fishing
   55  license or permit and all other conditions and limitations
   56  regulating the taking of freshwater or saltwater fish as are
   57  imposed by law or rule.
   58         Section 3. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
   59  379.372, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   60         379.372 Capturing, keeping, possessing, transporting, or
   61  exhibiting venomous reptiles, reptiles of concern, conditional
   62  reptiles, or prohibited reptiles; license required.—
   63         (2)(a) A No person, party, firm, association, or
   64  corporation may not shall keep, possess, import into the state,
   65  sell, barter, trade, or breed the following species except for
   66  educational, research, or eradication or control purposes
   67  personal use or for sale for personal use:
   68         1. Burmese or Indian python (Python molurus).
   69         2. Reticulated python (Python reticulatus).
   70         3. Northern African python (Python sebae).
   71         4. Southern African python (Python natalensis).
   72         5. Amethystine or scrub python (Morelia amethystinus).
   73         6. Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus).
   74         7. Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus).
   75         8. Green iguana (Iguana iguana).
   76         9.Tegu lizard (any species of the genera Salvator or
   77  Tupinambis).
   78         10. Any other reptile designated as a conditional or
   79  prohibited species by the commission.
   80         Section 4. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   81  made by this act to section 379.372, Florida Statutes, in a
   82  reference thereto, subsection (1) of section 379.2311, Florida
   83  Statutes, is reenacted to read:
   84         379.2311 Nonnative animal management.—
   85         (1) As used in this section, the term “priority invasive
   86  species” means the following:
   87         (a) Lizards of the genus Tupinambis, also known as tegu
   88  lizards;
   89         (b) Species identified in s. 379.372(2)(a);
   90         (c) Pterois volitans, also known as red lionfish; and
   91         (d) Pterois miles, also known as the common lionfish or
   92  devil firefish.
   93         Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.