Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SPB 7088
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: FAV            .                                
                  04/10/2015           .                                

       The Committee on Regulated Industries (Sachs) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 45 and 46
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Section 550.2416, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         550.2416 Reporting of racing greyhound injuries.—
    8         (1) An injury to a racing greyhound which occurs while the
    9  greyhound is located in this state must be reported on a form
   10  adopted by the division within 7 days after the date on which
   11  the injury occurred or is believed to have occurred.
   12         (2) The form shall be completed and signed under oath or
   13  affirmation under penalty of perjury by:
   14         (a) The racetrack veterinarian if the injury occurred at
   15  the racetrack facility; or
   16         (b) The owner, trainer, or kennel operator who had
   17  knowledge of the injury if the injury occurred at a location
   18  other than the racetrack facility, including during
   19  transportation.
   20         (3) The form must include all of the following:
   21         (a) The greyhound’s registered name, right-ear and left-
   22  ear tattoo numbers, and, if any, the microchip manufacturer and
   23  number.
   24         (b) The name, business address, and telephone number of the
   25  greyhound owner, the trainer, and the kennel operator.
   26         (c) The color, weight, and sex of the greyhound.
   27         (d) The specific type and bodily location of the injury,
   28  the cause of the injury, and the estimated recovery time from
   29  the injury.
   30         (e) If the injury occurred when the greyhound was racing:
   31         1. The racetrack where the injury occurred;
   32         2. The distance, grade, race, and post position of the
   33  greyhound when the injury occurred; and
   34         3. The weather conditions, time, and track conditions when
   35  the injury occurred.
   36         (f)If the injury occurred when the greyhound was not
   37  racing:
   38         1. The location where the injury occurred; and
   39         2. The circumstances surrounding the injury.
   40         (g) Other information that the division determines is
   41  necessary to identify injuries to racing greyhounds in this
   42  state.
   43         (4) An injury form created pursuant to this section shall
   44  be maintained as a public record by the division for at least 7
   45  years after the date it was received.
   46         (5)A licensee of the department who knowingly makes a
   47  false statement concerning an injury or fails to report an
   48  injury is subject to disciplinary action under this chapter,
   49  chapter 455, or chapter 474.
   50         (6) This section does not apply to injuries to a service
   51  animal, personal pet, or greyhound that has been adopted as a
   52  pet.
   53         (7) The division shall adopt rules to implement this
   54  section.
   55         Section 3. For the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the sums of
   56  $57,132 in recurring funds and $5,385 in nonrecurring funds from
   57  the Pari-mutuel Wagering Trust Fund are appropriated to the
   58  Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering within the Department of
   59  Business and Professional Regulation, and one full-time
   60  equivalent position with associated salary rate of 34,220 is
   61  authorized, for the purpose of implementing s. 550.2416, Florida
   62  Statutes, as created by this act.
   64  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   65  And the title is amended as follows:
   66         Delete lines 2 - 12
   67  and insert:
   68         An act relating to gaming; amending s. 285.710, F.S.;
   69         authorizing and directing the Governor to execute a
   70         specified written amendment to the Gaming Compact
   71         between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the State of
   72         Florida; authorizing and directing the Governor to
   73         cooperate with the Tribe in seeking approval of the
   74         amendment; providing that the amendment of the compact
   75         does not require legislative ratification in certain
   76         circumstances; creating s. 550.2416, F.S.; requiring
   77         injuries to racing greyhounds to be reported on a form
   78         adopted by the Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering in the
   79         Department of Business and Professional Regulation
   80         within a certain timeframe; identifying the
   81         individuals who must complete and sign the form under
   82         oath or affirmation under penalty of perjury;
   83         specifying the information that must be included in
   84         the form; requiring the division to maintain the forms
   85         as public records for a specified time; specifying
   86         disciplinary actions that may be taken against a
   87         licensee of the department who fails to report an
   88         injury or who knowingly makes false statements on an
   89         injury form; exempting injuries to certain animals
   90         from reporting requirements; requiring the division to
   91         adopt rules; providing an appropriation; providing an