Florida Senate - 2020                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 680
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Floor: WD            .                                
             03/03/2020 02:34 PM       .                                

       Senator Hutson moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    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.
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   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.