Texas House of Representatives pass shark fin ban

According to a CBS Dallas/Fort Worth report, the Texas “shark fin bill” (HB 852) was passed yesterday by the Texas House of Representatives with a 87-42 vote. The Texas Senate will vote on the bill (SB 572) next.

If signed into law the measure would prohibit the sale, purchase, trade, and transportation of shark fins within the state of Texas. While similar legislation has been signed into law in other U.S. states, Texas would be the first Gulf Coast state to pass legislation banning the sale and trade of shark fins.

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