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SB 1002 Would Ban the Shark Fin Trade [2012]

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Update (January 2012): This bill has been withdrawn from consideration by the Senate.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.

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