02/12/10 FLORIDA STATE SENATE AND HOUSE BILLS SEEK TO BAN GIANT SNAKES, VENOMOUS, AND NILE MONITOR House Bill 709 Senate 0318


 House Bill 709 - REPTILES TEXT
GENERAL BILL by Republican Williams Trudi (District 75)
Reptiles: Prohibits any person from possessing, importing, selling, trading, or breeding certain specified reptile species, including reptile designated as reptile of concern by FWC; provides certain exceptions applicable to reptiles for which owner holds permit issued before specified date.
Effective Date: July 1, 2010
Last Event: Filed on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 7:43 AM

Senate 0318: Relating to Reptiles/Prohibitions
S318 GENERAL BILL by Democrat Eleanor Sobel (District 31)
Reptiles/Prohibitions; Prohibits any person from possessing, importing, selling, trading, or breeding certain specified reptile species, including a reptile designated as a reptile of concern by the FWC. Provides certain exceptions applicable to reptiles for which the owner holds a permit issued before a specified date. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010. 10/05/09 SENATE Filed Florida Legislative Alerts

48 (2)(a) No person, firm, or corporation shall keep, possess,

49 import into the state, sell, barter, trade, or breed the

50 following species for personal use or for sale for personal use:

51 1. Burmese or Indian python (Python molurus).

52 2. Reticulated python (Python reticulatus).53 3. African rock python (

Python sebae).

54 4. Amethystine or scrub python (Morelia amethystinus).55 5. Anaconda (

Eunectes).56 6. Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus).

57 7. Any other reptile designated as a reptile of concern by

58 the commission.


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59 (b) However, if a person holds a permit issued before July

60 1, 2010, pursuant to subsection (1) to legally possess a species

61 listed in paragraph (a), that person may possess the individual

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reptile for the remainder of that reptile’s life. Any person who

63 possesses an anaconda, other than a green anaconda (Eunectes

64 murinus), and who meets the required criteria must obtain a

65 permit pursuant to subsection (1) by October 1, 2010, in order

66 to keep that anaconda for the remainder of its life.

67 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.