2012 Regular Session


File Code: Hunting and Fishing Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 465
Sponsored By:
Delegates Luedtke, Arora, Barkley, Barve, Cardin, Carr, Clippinger, Cullison, Dumais, Feldman, Frick, Frush, Glenn, Gutierrez, Hixson, Hucker, A. Kelly, Lafferty, A. Miller, Mizeur, Niemann, Reznik, S. Robinson, Stein, Waldstreicher, Washington, and Zucker
Natural Resources - Shark or Elasmobranch Fins - Prohibition on Possession or Distribution


Prohibiting a person from possessing, selling, offering for sale, trading, or distributing a fin or tail of a shark or other elasmobranch; establishing specified civil penalties for violations of the Act; requiring the Department of Natural Resources to adopt regulations to implement the Act; and defining "shark fin".

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, District 14
Delegate Sam Arora, District 19
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Luke Clippinger, District 46
Delegate Bonnie Cullison, District 19
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, District 16
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Aruna Miller, District 15
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Shane Robinson, District 39
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Mary L. Washington, District 43
Delegate Craig J. Zucker, District 14

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Fish and Fishing -see also- Aquaculture; Gill Nets
Natural Resources, Department of
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statute:

Natural Resources
( 4-747 )


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Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered