Born Free USA position: SUPPORT
Update (December 2013): This bill failed to pass the Senate in January 2012. A modified version was introduced as S.B. 540/H.B. 449 on 12/16/2013.
Update (January 2012): This bill has been withdrawn from consideration by the Senate. We will continue to advocate for its reintroduction.
Bill description: SB 1002 would prohibit the possession, sale, trade, or distribution of shark fins in Florida. The bill would also provide up to a $15,000 fine per violation.
Read the bill text here.
Note: The text and status of Florida bills is also available here.