Florida Senate - 2020                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 680
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Hutson moved the following:
    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (231276) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 69 and 70
    5  insert:
    6         Section 2. The Office of Program Policy Analysis and
    7  Government Accountability (OPPAGA) shall conduct a study to
    8  determine the potential economic impacts to the commercial shark
    9  fishing industry in this state and the potential environmental
   10  impacts to our oceans due to such industry, including the
   11  positive or negative impact to our oceans if the fishing and
   12  sale of shark fins in this state and the export of shark fins
   13  from this state are prohibited. In conducting the study, OPPAGA
   14  shall consult with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
   15  Administration, Mote Marine Laboratory, the Fish and Wildlife
   16  Conservation Commission, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Shark
   17  Allies, the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association, any
   18  other interested entities, and commercial fishermen, and such
   19  study may consider any relevant information necessary. If the
   20  office determines that there is a negative economic or
   21  environmental impact to the commercial shark fishing industry in
   22  this state or to the oceans themselves, respectively, the office
   23  must consider potential actions that this state may take to
   24  lessen or offset such impacts to the extent practicable. OPPAGA
   25  shall submit a report of its findings to the President of the
   26  Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by
   27  October 1, 2021.
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   30  And the title is amended as follows:
   31         Delete line 6
   32  and insert:
   33         applicability; requiring the Office of Program Policy
   34         Analysis and Government Accountability to conduct a
   35         study on the economic and environmental impacts of the
   36         commercial shark fishing industry in this state;
   37         requiring the office to consult with specified
   38         entities in conducting the study; requiring the office
   39         to consider offsets to certain potential negative
   40         impacts if necessary; requiring a report to the
   41         Legislature by a specified date; providing an
   42         effective date.