Florida Senate - 2020 SB 688 By Senator Wright 14-00976-20 2020688__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to illegal taking and possession of 3 bears; creating s. 379.4041, F.S.; prohibiting certain 4 taking and possession of bears; providing penalties; 5 providing an effective date. 6 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 8 9 Section 1. Section 379.4041, Florida Statutes, is created 10 to read: 11 379.4041 Illegal taking and possession of bears.—A person 12 who takes a bear or possesses a freshly killed bear during the 13 closed season prescribed by law or rules of the commission 14 commits a Level Three violation under s. 379.401 and forfeits 15 any license or permit issued to him or her under this chapter 16 for 3 years after the date of the violation. A person who 17 commits a subsequent offense of such taking or possession is 18 permanently ineligible for issuance of any license or permit 19 under this chapter. A person who possesses for sale or sells a 20 bear taken in violation of this section or rules of the 21 commission commits a Level Four violation under s. 379.401. 22 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.