2012 Regular Session


File Code: Hunting and Fishing Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 393
Sponsored By:
Senators Frosh, Benson, Conway, Forehand, King, Madaleno, Manno, Montgomery, Pinsky, Raskin, Rosapepe, Stone, and Young
Natural Resources - Shark or Elasmobranch Fins - Restriction 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; exempting a specified person from the prohibition against possessing a shark fin under specified circumstances; authorizing a person to use a ray or skate as bait under specified circumstances; 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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Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.

Favorable with Amendments Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Favorable with Amendments {524836/1
Laid Over (Senator Colburn) Adopted
Favorable with Amendments {524836/1
Committee Amendment Adopted
Special Order until 3/20 (Senator Colburn) Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Special Order until 3/21 (Senator Mathias) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Jennings) {173029/1 Adopted
Special Order until 3/22 (Senator Mathias) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Colburn) {693828/1 Rejected (10-35)
Floor Amendment (Senator Colburn) {103324/1 Rejected (9-36)
Floor Amendment (Senator Colburn) {643628/1 Rejected (19-26)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (42-4)
House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 4/4 at 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:

Senator Brian E. Frosh, District 16
Senator Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Roger P. Manno, District 19
Senator Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., District 6
Senator Ronald N. Young, District 3

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Fish and Fishing -see also- Aquaculture; Gill Nets
Higher Education -see also- Comm Colleges; Med Schools; etc.
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Natural Resources, Department of
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statute:

Natural Resources
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All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Number: 103324/01     Offered on: March 22, 2012   at: 11:29 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 173029/01     Offered on: March 21, 2012   at: 12:03 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 524836/01     Offered on: March 15, 2012   at: 9:19 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 643628/01     Offered on: March 22, 2012   at: 11:31 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 693828/01     Offered on: March 22, 2012   at: 11:16 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Committee Votes :
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 19, 2012: Floor Amendment (Colburn) {693828/1 Rejected (10-35)
March 19, 2012: Floor Amendment (Colburn) {103324/1 Rejected (9-36)
March 19, 2012: Floor Amendment (Colburn) {643628/1 Rejected (19-26)
March 22, 2012: Third Reading Passed (42-4)