Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 680
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Environment and Natural Resources (Hutson)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 10 - 33
    4  and insert:
    5         379.2426 RegulationPossession of separated shark fins on
    6  the water prohibited; penalties.—
    7         (1) As used in this section, the term:
    8         (a) “Land” means the physical act of bringing a harvested
    9  organism, or any part thereof, ashore.
   10         (b) “Shark” means any species of the orders
   11  Carcharhiniformes, Lamniformes, Hexanchiformes,
   12  Orectolobiformes, Pristiophoriformes, Squaliformes,
   13  Squatiniformes, or any part thereof.
   14         (c) “Shark fin” means the detached fin of a shark,
   15  including the caudal or tail fin, or any portion thereof.
   16         (d) “Separated,” with respect to a shark fin, means not
   17  naturally attached to the corresponding shark body through some
   18  portion of uncut skin.
   19         (2) A person may not possess in or on the waters of this
   20  state a shark fin that has been separated from a shark or land a
   21  separated shark fin in this state, unless:
   22         (a) Such possession is authorized by commission rule; or
   23         (b) Such fin has been lawfully obtained on land, prepared
   24  by taxidermy, and is possessed for the purposes of display.
   25         (3) The import to and export from this state of shark fins
   26  is prohibited.
   27         (4)(3) A person who violates this section is subject to the
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   30  And the title is amended as follows:
   31         Delete lines 3 - 4
   32  and insert:
   33         F.S.; prohibiting the import and export of shark fins;
   34         providing an effective date.