CS for CS for CS for SB 1414                     First Engrossed
    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; providing that certain persons, firms, or
   17         corporations may continue to exhibit, sell, or breed
   18         green iguanas or tegu lizards commercially under
   19         certain circumstances; requiring such green iguanas or
   20         tegu lizards to be sold outside of this state;
   21         prohibiting the import of green iguanas or tegu
   22         lizards; requiring the commission to adopt rules that
   23         meet certain requirements; reenacting s. 379.2311(1),
   24         F.S., relating to the definition of the term “priority
   25         invasive species,” to incorporate the amendment made
   26         to s. 379.372, F.S., in a reference thereto; providing
   27         an effective date.
   29  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   31         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 379.105, Florida
   32  Statutes, is amended to read:
   33         379.105 Harassment of hunters, trappers, or fishers.—
   34         (1) A person may not intentionally, within or on any public
   35  lands or a publicly or privately owned wildlife management and
   36  or fish management areas, area or in or on any public waters
   37  state-owned water body:
   38         (a) Interfere with or attempt to prevent the lawful taking
   39  of fish, game, or nongame animals by another within or on such
   40  lands or areas, or in or on such waters.
   41         (b) Attempt to disturb fish, game, or nongame animals or
   42  attempt to affect their behavior with the intent to prevent
   43  their lawful taking by another within or on such lands or areas,
   44  or in or on such waters.
   45         Section 2. Subsection (15) of section 379.354, Florida
   46  Statutes, is amended to read:
   47         379.354 Recreational licenses, permits, and authorization
   48  numbers; fees established.—
   49         (15) FREE FISHING DAYS.—The commission may designate by
   50  rule no more than 6 4 consecutive or nonconsecutive days in each
   51  year as free freshwater fishing days and no more than 6 4
   52  consecutive or nonconsecutive days in each year as free
   53  saltwater fishing days. Notwithstanding any other provision of
   54  this chapter, a any person may take freshwater fish for
   55  noncommercial purposes on a free freshwater fishing day and may
   56  take saltwater fish for noncommercial purposes on a free
   57  saltwater fishing day, without obtaining or possessing a license
   58  or permit or paying a license or permit fee as set forth
   59  prescribed in this section. A person who takes freshwater or
   60  saltwater fish on a free fishing day must comply with all laws,
   61  rules, and regulations governing the holders of a fishing
   62  license or permit and all other conditions and limitations
   63  regulating the taking of freshwater or saltwater fish as are
   64  imposed by law or rule.
   65         Section 3. Present paragraphs (b) through (e) of subsection
   66  (2) of section 379.372, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
   67  paragraphs (c) through (f), respectively, a new paragraph (b) is
   68  added to that subsection, and paragraph (a) of that subsection
   69  is amended, to read:
   70         379.372 Capturing, keeping, possessing, transporting, or
   71  exhibiting venomous reptiles, reptiles of concern, conditional
   72  reptiles, or prohibited reptiles; license required.—
   73         (2)(a) A No person, party, firm, association, or
   74  corporation may not shall keep, possess, import into the state,
   75  sell, barter, trade, or breed the following species except for
   76  educational, research, or eradication or control purposes
   77  personal use or for sale for personal use:
   78         1. Burmese or Indian python (Python molurus).
   79         2. Reticulated python (Python reticulatus).
   80         3. Northern African python (Python sebae).
   81         4. Southern African python (Python natalensis).
   82         5. Amethystine or scrub python (Morelia amethystinus).
   83         6. Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus).
   84         7. Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus).
   85         8. Green iguana (Iguana iguana).
   86         9.Tegu lizard (any species of the genera Salvator or
   87  Tupinambis).
   88         10. Any other reptile designated as a conditional or
   89  prohibited species by the commission.
   90         (b)If a person, firm, or corporation holds a valid captive
   91  wildlife class III exhibition or sale license on January 1,
   92  2020, and documented an inventory of green iguanas or tegu
   93  lizards on his or her or its 2019 application, the commission
   94  may grandfather that person, firm, or corporation so as to allow
   95  them to continue to exhibit, sell, or breed green iguanas or
   96  tegu lizards commercially for as long as the license remains
   97  active. Such status is void upon any license transfer or lapse.
   98  The person, firm, or corporation may only sell such inventory of
   99  green iguanas or tegu lizards outside of this state and may not
  100  import the species into this state. The commission shall adopt
  101  rules that address all of the following:
  102         1.Reporting requirements.
  103         2.Biosecurity measures to prevent escape of these species.
  104         3.Any necessary grandfathering provisions for those
  105  persons presently in possession of either a green iguana or a
  106  tegu lizard who do not meet the grandfathering provisions of
  107  this paragraph.
  108         Section 4. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  109  made by this act to section 379.372, Florida Statutes, in a
  110  reference thereto, subsection (1) of section 379.2311, Florida
  111  Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  112         379.2311 Nonnative animal management.—
  113         (1) As used in this section, the term “priority invasive
  114  species” means the following:
  115         (a) Lizards of the genus Tupinambis, also known as tegu
  116  lizards;
  117         (b) Species identified in s. 379.372(2)(a);
  118         (c) Pterois volitans, also known as red lionfish; and
  119         (d) Pterois miles, also known as the common lionfish or
  120  devil firefish.
  121         Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.