Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 226
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/20/2015           .                                

       The Committee on Regulated Industries (Latvala) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with directory and title amendments)
    3         Delete lines 144 - 182
    4  and insert:
    5         (7)(a) In order to protect the safety and welfare of racing
    6  animals and the integrity of the races in which the animals
    7  participate, the division shall adopt rules establishing the
    8  conditions of use and maximum concentrations of medications,
    9  drugs, and naturally occurring substances identified in the
   10  Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule, Version 2.1, revised
   11  April 17, 2014, adopted by the Association of Racing
   12  Commissioners International, Inc. (ARCI). Controlled therapeutic
   13  medications include only the specific medications and
   14  concentrations allowed in biological samples which have been
   15  approved by ARCI as controlled therapeutic medications.
   16         (b) The division rules must designate the appropriate
   17  biological specimens by which the administration of medications,
   18  drugs, and naturally occurring substances is monitored and must
   19  determine the testing methodologies, including measurement
   20  uncertainties, for screening such specimens to confirm the
   21  presence of medications, drugs, and naturally occurring
   22  substances.
   23         (c) The division rules must include a classification system
   24  for drugs and substances and a corresponding penalty schedule
   25  for violations which incorporates the Uniform Classification
   26  Guidelines for Foreign Substances, Version 8.0, revised December
   27  2014, by ARCI. The division shall adopt laboratory screening
   28  limits approved by ARCI for drugs and medications that are not
   29  included as controlled therapeutic medications, the presence of
   30  which in a sample may result in a violation of this section.
   31         (d) The division rules must include conditions for the use
   32  of furosemide to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.
   33         (e) The division may solicit input from the Department of
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   36  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   37         Delete line 35
   38  and insert:
   39  (5), and subsections (7)
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   42  And the title is amended as follows:
   43         Delete lines 22 - 24
   44  and insert:
   45         revising the conditions of use for certain