Section 379.231, Florida Statutes 2009
379.231 Regulation of foreign animals.--
(1) It is unlawful to import for sale or use, or to release within this state, any species of the animal kingdom not indigenous to Florida without having obtained a permit to do so from the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
(2) The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is authorized to issue or deny such a permit upon the completion of studies of the species made by it to determine any detrimental effect the species might have on the ecology of the state.
(3) A person in violation of this section commits a Level Three violation under s. 379.401.
History.--s. 1, ch. 70-145; s. 308, ch. 71-136; s. 2, ch. 71-294; s. 2, ch. 80-129; s. 131, ch. 99-245; s. 23, ch. 2006-304; s. 51, ch. 2008-247.
Note.--Former s. 372.265.