SB 1304: Florida Black Bears

A simple bill for protecting our Black Bears


Number #1

(Saw-palmetto berries).

Stop our Florida Government from selling the bear’s habitants

(The Ocala National Forest to the highest bidder)!


Number #2


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


Chuck O’Neal to try again at black bear protection bill ……try-black-bear-protection-bill-linda-stewart

Chuck O’Neal

to try again at black bear protection bill with Linda Stewart. Larry Griffin January 13, 2017, 4:56 pm … new media platform covering campaigns …

Senator Linda Stewart,

District 13 — Press 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


Central Florida News


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