Florida Senate - 2020 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 680 Ì416064#Î416064 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: WD . 03/03/2020 02:34 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Hutson moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 68 and 69 4 insert: 5 Section 2. The Office of Program Policy Analysis and 6 Government Accountability (OPPAGA) shall conduct a study to 7 determine the potential economic impacts to the commercial shark 8 fishing industry in this state and the potential environmental 9 impacts to our oceans due to such industry, including the 10 positive or negative impact to our oceans if the fishing and 11 sale of shark fins in this state and the export of shark fins 12 from this state are prohibited. In conducting the study, OPPAGA 13 shall consult with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 14 Administration, Mote Marine Laboratory, the Fish and Wildlife 15 Conservation Commission, any other interested entities, and 16 commercial fishermen, and such study may consider any relevant 17 information necessary. If the office determines that there is a 18 negative economic or environmental impact to the commercial 19 shark fishing industry in this state or to the oceans 20 themselves, respectively, the office must consider potential 21 actions that this state may take to lessen or offset such 22 impacts to the extent practicable. OPPAGA shall submit a report 23 of its findings to the President of the Senate and the Speaker 24 of the House of Representatives by October 1, 2021. 25 26 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 27 And the title is amended as follows: 28 Delete line 6 29 and insert: 30 applicability; requiring the Office of Program Policy 31 Analysis and Government Accountability to conduct a 32 study on the economic and environmental impacts of the 33 commercial shark fishing industry in this state; 34 requiring the office to consult with specified 35 entities in conducting the study; requiring the office 36 to consider offsets to certain potential negative 37 impacts if necessary; requiring a report to the 38 Legislature by a specified date; providing an 39 effective date.