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147th General Assembly
HS 1 for HB 41 w/HA 1

Primary Sponsor: Jaques Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. Venables
CoSponsors: Reps. Baumbach, Bennett, Briggs King, Q. Johnson, Keeley, Kenton, Kowalko, Miro, Mitchell, Paradee, Potter, Ramone, M. Smith, Spiegelman, K. Williams; Sens. Blevins, Henry, Hocker, Peterson
Introduced on : 04/24/13
Synopsis of Orginal Bill:
(without Amendments)
This bill forbids the possession, sale, offer for sale, and distribution of shark fins in the State of Delaware. Shark finning (whereby a shark is caught, its fins cut off and the carcass dumped back in the water while the shark is still alive) is already prohibited by federal law and Delaware regulations and is not currently being practiced by Delaware fishermen. However, the possession, sale or distribution of shark fins produced by live-finning outside the United States is still legal in Delaware. By prohibiting trade in shark fins, Delaware will eliminate the local market for shark fins and shark fin products, and hence contribute to ending this barbaric practice throughout the region and the world. Exemptions to this bill allow commercial fishermen to continue their current practices of possessing and distributing shark fins of legally landed species. Recreational fisherman are also permitted to possess shark fins for personal use.
Current Status: Signed   On   05/15/2013
Volume Chapter79:22
Date Governor acted:05/15/2013
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Amendments: HA 1 to HS 1 for HB 41 - Passed
Substituted Legislation for Bill :
Original bill ------->Substitutes
Committee Reports:
House Committee Report 04/24/13 F=0 M=8 U=0---->Committee Report
Senate Committee report 05/01/13 F=3 M=1 U=0----->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
House vote: () Passed 4/25/2013 5:35:55 PM------->Voting Record
Senate vote: () Passed 5/1/2013 4:53:38 PM------->Voting Record
Engrossed Version:
Actions History:
May 15, 2013 - Signed by Governor
May 01, 2013 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
May 01, 2013 - Reported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
Apr 26, 2013 - Assigned to Natural Resources & Environmental Control Committee in Senate
Apr 25, 2013 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 41 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Apr 25, 2013 - Amendment HA 1 Passed in House by Voice Vote
Apr 25, 2013 - Necessary rules are suspended in House
Apr 25, 2013 - Amendment HA 1 Introduced and Placed With Bill
Apr 24, 2013 - Reported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES) in House with 8 On Its Merits
Apr 24, 2013 - Adopted in lieu of the original bill HB 41, and assigned to Natural Resources Committee in House
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