A simple bill for protecting our Black Bears
Stop our Florida Government from selling the bear’s habitants
(The Ocala National Forest to the highest bidder)!
Stop our Florida Government
from selling and destroying
the Black Bear
many other animals’
only food source!
Restock their natural food source!
Last but by no mean Least,
(A bill into law for a massive fine for every violator)!
SB 1304: Florida Black Bears
GENERAL BILL by Stewart
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Senator Linda Stewart,
District 13 — Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2017
CONTACT: Ali Akin Kurnaz, 850-487-5013
Senator Linda Stewart Files Black Bear Act that Protects Wildlife, Restores Habitats
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – State Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) on Tuesday filed comprehensive legislation to protect Florida black bears and preserve their habitat. Senate Bill 1304, which has been called the Florida Black Bear Habitat Restoration Act, also establishes a fund for local governments for the purchase of bear resistant garbage containers.
“At a time when Florida’s native black bears are facing several threats to their habitat, it is our obligation to ensure the preservation of the iconic species as well as the safety of our neighborhoods,” said Stewart. “Today, we are setting out to do just that.”
Senate Bill 1304 is a companion bill to House Bill 491, which has been introduced in the Florida House of Representatives by Rep. Amy Mercado (D-Orlando).
“By protecting Florida black bear habitats and their food sources, we in turn limit bear-human conflicts and ultimately are closer to ensuring the public’s safety,” said Mercado.
Sen. Linda Stewart
Rep. Amy Mercado
will be joined by the
President of Speak Up Wekiva Chuck O’Neal
to announce the new legislation at a press event on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The announcement will take place at 1:00 PM at Lake Eola Park in Orlando by the red pagoda by North Eola Drive.
“This bill addresses many of the problems that are driving Florida black bears from public forests and into neighboring subdivisions,” said O’Neal. “In order to reverse that exodus, we must stop destroying their habitat.”
Black Bear Bill Amy Mecardo and Linda Stewart
Bill would block bear hunts, address habitat
By News Service of Florida
Posted: 7:57 PM, February 28, 2017Updated: 7:57 PM, February 28, 2017