Florida Senate - 2016                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1050
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             03/11/2016 02:52 PM       .                                

       Senator Sobel moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1296 and 1297
    4  insert:
    5         Section 49. Section 550.2416, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         550.2416 Reporting of racing greyhound injuries.—
    8         (1) This section may be cited as the “Victoria Q. Gaetz
    9  Racing Greyhound Protection Act.”
   10         (2) An injury to a racing greyhound which occurs while the
   11  greyhound is located in this state must be reported on a form
   12  adopted by the division within 7 days after the date on which
   13  the injury occurs or is believed to have occurred. The presence
   14  of cocaine found in a racing greyhound’s system is considered an
   15  injury under this section. The division may adopt rules defining
   16  the term “injury.”
   17         (3) The form shall be completed and signed under oath or
   18  affirmation by:
   19         (a) The racetrack veterinarian or director of racing, if
   20  the injury occurred at the racetrack facility; or
   21         (b) The owner, trainer, or kennel operator who had
   22  knowledge of the injury, if the injury occurred at a location
   23  other than the racetrack facility, including during
   24  transportation.
   25         (4) The division shall fine, suspend, or revoke the license
   26  of any individual who knowingly violates this section or who
   27  intentionally causes an injury to a racing greyhound.
   28         (5) The form must include the following:
   29         (a) The greyhound’s registered name, right-ear and left-ear
   30  tattoo numbers, and, if any, the microchip manufacturer and
   31  number.
   32         (b) The names, business addresses, and telephone numbers of
   33  the greyhound’s owner, trainer, and kennel operator.
   34         (c) The color, weight, and sex of the greyhound.
   35         (d) The specific type and bodily location of the injury,
   36  the cause of the injury, and the estimated recovery time from
   37  the injury.
   38         (e) If the injury occurred when the greyhound was racing:
   39         1. The racetrack where the injury occurred;
   40         2. The distance, grade, race, and post position of the
   41  greyhound when the injury occurred; and
   42         3. The weather conditions, time, and track conditions when
   43  the injury occurred.
   44         (f) If the injury occurred when the greyhound was not
   45  racing:
   46         1. The location where the injury occurred; and
   47         2. The circumstances surrounding the injury.
   48         (g) Other information that the division determines is
   49  necessary to identify injuries to racing greyhounds in this
   50  state.
   51         (6) An injury form created pursuant to this section must be
   52  maintained as a public record by the division for at least 7
   53  years after the date it was received.
   54         (7) A licensee of the department who knowingly makes a
   55  false statement concerning an injury or fails to report an
   56  injury is subject to disciplinary action under this chapter, and
   57  chapters 455 and 474.
   58         (8) This section does not apply to injuries to a service
   59  animal, a personal pet, or a greyhound that has been adopted as
   60  a pet.
   61         (9) The division shall adopt rules to implement this
   62  section.
   64  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   65  And the title is amended as follows:
   66         Between lines 143 and 144
   67  insert:
   68         creating s. 550.2416, F.S.; providing a short title;
   69         requiring injuries to racing greyhounds to be reported
   70         within a certain timeframe on a form adopted by the
   71         Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering of the department;
   72         requiring such form to be completed and signed under
   73         oath or affirmation by certain individuals; providing
   74         penalties; specifying information that must be
   75         included in the form; requiring the division to
   76         maintain the forms as public records for a specified
   77         time; specifying disciplinary action that may be taken
   78         against a licensee of the department who fails to
   79         report an injury or who makes false statements on an
   80         injury form; exempting injuries to certain animals
   81         from reporting requirements; requiring the division to
   82         adopt rules;