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The 2022 Florida Statutes (including 2022 Special Session A and 2023 Special Session B)

Title XLVI
Chapter 775
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F.S. 775.35
775.35 Agroterrorism; penalties.
(1) A person who intentionally disseminates or spreads any type of contagious, communicable, or infectious disease among crops, poultry as defined in s. 583.01, livestock as defined in s. 588.13, or other animals commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. It is an affirmative defense to this violation if the activity is consistent with a medically recognized procedure or if the activity is done in the course of legitimate, professional scientific research.
(2) A person who commits a violation of subsection (1) which results in death or serious bodily injury to a person commits a life felony, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. As used in this subsection, the term “serious bodily injury” has the same meaning as provided in s. 775.30(3).
History.s. 6, ch. 2017-37.