Florida Senate - 2018 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 674 Ì846556HÎ846556 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Agriculture (Rader) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. This act may be known and cited as the 6 “Greyhound Safety Act.” 7 Section 2. Present subsections (12) and (13) of section 8 550.2415, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (13) 9 and (14), respectively, paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of that 10 section is amended, and new subsections (12) and (13) are added 11 to that section, to read: 12 550.2415 Racing of animals under certain conditions 13 prohibited; penalties; exceptions.— 14 (1)(a) The racing of an animal that has been impermissibly 15 medicated or determined to have a prohibited substance present 16 is prohibited. It is a violation of this section for a person to 17 impermissibly medicate an animal or for an animal to have a 18 prohibited substance present resulting in a positive test for 19 such medications or substances based on samples taken from the 20 animal before or immediately after the racing of that animal. It 21 is a violation of this section for a greyhound to have anabolic 22 steroids present resulting in a positive test for such steroids 23 based on samples taken from the greyhound immediately after the 24 racing of that greyhound, unless such steroids are used for 25 birth control for the greyhound or the steroids are otherwise 26 prescribed by a veterinarian licensed in this state who 27 prescribed the steroids to treat an injury or an illness, and 28 the veterinarian is not employed by a greyhound permitholder. 29 Test results and the identities of the animals being tested and 30 of their trainers and owners of record are confidential and 31 exempt from s. 119.07(1) and from s. 24(a), Art. I of the State 32 Constitution for 10 days after testing of all samples collected 33 on a particular day has been completed and any positive test 34 results derived from such samples have been reported to the 35 director of the division or administrative action has been 36 commenced. 37 (12) All greyhound tracks must be maintained in a manner 38 consistent with providing for the safety of racing greyhounds, 39 including, but not limited to: 40 (a) Maintaining a safe track surface at all times pursuant 41 to safety standards adopted by the division. 42 (b) Installing a safety device to remove the lure from the 43 racing surface. 44 (c) Insulating all exposed electrical wires on the track 45 and anywhere at the facility where racing greyhounds may come 46 into contact with electrical wires. 47 (13) The division has exclusive authority to regulate the 48 welfare of racing greyhounds in this state. This subsection 49 expressly preempts such regulation of the welfare of racing 50 greyhounds to the state and supersedes any municipal or county 51 ordinance on the subject. 52 Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2018. 53 54 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 55 And the title is amended as follows: 56 Delete everything before the enacting clause 57 and insert: 58 A bill to be entitled 59 An act relating to greyhound racing; providing a short 60 title; amending s. 550.2415, F.S.; providing that a 61 positive test result for anabolic steroids in certain 62 samples from a greyhound violates the prohibition on 63 the racing of animals that are impermissibly medicated 64 or determined to have a prohibited substance present; 65 providing exceptions; requiring greyhound tracks to be 66 maintained in a manner consistent with providing for 67 the safety of racing greyhounds; providing that tracks 68 must meet certain safety requirements; providing that 69 the Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering has exclusive 70 authority to regulate the welfare of racing greyhounds 71 in this state; preempting the regulation of the 72 welfare of racing greyhounds to the state; providing 73 that the preemption supersedes any municipal or county 74 ordinance on the subject; providing an effective date.