Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 650
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/04/2021           .                                

       The Committee on Agriculture (Taddeo) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 45 - 58
    4  and insert:
    5         (g)Temporarily tethered by any of the following entities
    6  for a period of time which is no longer than necessary to
    7  accomplish a task such as bathing, medical care, or any other
    8  short-term valid purpose for the safety of the animal, other
    9  animals, staff, or the public:
   10         1.A public or private animal shelter.
   11         2.A humane organization.
   12         3.An animal control agency operated by a humane
   13  organization; by a county, municipality, or other incorporated
   14  political subdivision; or by a licensed commercial boarding
   15  facility;
   16         (h)Temporarily tethered while being kept in a bona fide
   17  humane shelter or at a licensed commercial boarding facility; or
   18         (i)Tethered in accordance with the regulations of a
   19  camping or recreational area.
   20         (4)A person who tethers a domestic dog or domestic cat in
   21  violation of this section commits a noncriminal violation as
   22  defined in s. 775.08(3) and is subject to the following
   23  penalties:
   24         (a)For a first offense, a written warning and notice to
   25  comply.
   26         (b)For a second offense, a fine of $250.
   27         (c)For a third and every subsequent offense, a fine of
   28  $500.
   29         (5)This section may be enforced pursuant to s. 828.073.
   30         (6)This section may not be construed to limit the
   31  authority of any local governmental entity to adopt or enforce
   32  an ordinance that is more restrictive or that imposes greater
   33  penalties than this section.
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   36  And the title is amended as follows:
   37         Delete line 6
   38  and insert:
   39         providing penalties; authorizing enforcement according
   40         to specified provisions; providing construction;