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147th General Assembly
House Bill # 41
  (Tabled in Committee)  

Primary Sponsor: Jaques Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. Venables
CoSponsors: Reps. 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 : 03/13/2013
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FINFISH.
Synopsis: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: Substituted   On   04/24/2013
  (Tabled in Committee)  
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Substituted Legislation for Bill :
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Actions History:
May 01, 2013 - HS 1 for HB 41 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
May 01, 2013 - HS 1 for HB 41 - Reported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
Apr 26, 2013 - HS 1 for HB 41 - Assigned to Natural Resources & Environmental Control Committee in Senate
Apr 25, 2013 - HS 1 for HB 41 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 41 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Apr 25, 2013 - HS 1 for HB 41 - Amendment HA 1 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
Apr 25, 2013 - HS 1 for HB 41 - Necessary rules are suspended in House
Apr 25, 2013 - HS 1 for HB 41 - Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Apr 24, 2013 - HS 1 for HB 41 - Reported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES) in House with 8 On Its Merits
Apr 24, 2013 - HS 1 for HB 41 - Assigned to Natural Resources
Apr 24, 2013 - Substituted by HS 1 for HB 41
Mar 13, 2013 - Introduced and Assigned to Natural Resources Committee in House
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