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HB 491: Florida Black Bears

GENERAL BILL by Mercado ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Baez ; Jenne ; Moskowitz

Florida Black Bears; Requires FWCC, DACS,& DEP to coordinate certain duties & responsibilities to protect Florida black bears & to preserve their habitat; establishes Bear-Resistant Garbage Container Account within the Nongame Wildlife Trust Fund to aid local governments in purchasing such containers; prohibits certain activities in bear habitats; provides penalties; requires certifications for prescribed burns in such habitats.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Natural Resources and Public Lands Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/24/2017 House • Filed
    2/6/2017 House • Referred to Natural Resources and Public Lands Subcommittee; Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 67
    3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 67
    5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Natural Resources and Public Lands Subcommittee

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  • HB 491, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/24/2017 at 11:48 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1304 (c1) Florida Black Bears Stewart Compare Last Action: 5/5/2017 S Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    379.3018 Page 3 (pdf)
    590.125 Open burning authorized by the Florida Forest Service. Page 8 (pdf)

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