The shark fin ban championed by the late Rep. Kristin Jacobs goes into effect Oct. 1, and a group of ocean conservation advocates is planning to recognize her legacy with a mural.
Jacobs, who died of cancer in April, spent years advocating for the measure, which makes the import and export of shark fins. It’s no secret in the Legislature — the bill signed by the Governor earlier this month was designated the “Kristin Jacobs Ocean Conservation Act.”
In July, the team at Shark Allies launched a GoFundMe campaign to commission a mural in her honor. A new mural will celebrate the life and work of Kristin Jacobs. The fundraising goal was $4,000. As of Thursday evening, Shark Allies had raised more than double that thanks to a flood of contributions from around the state.
Among the donors were several of Jacobs’ colleagues in the Legislature. House members chipping in include Reps. Nick Duran , Shevrin Jones , Anika Omphroy and Toby Overdorf , who put forward the amendment naming the act after Jacobs. Among the Senators on the list were Lauren Book , Lizbeth Benacquisto , Jason Pizzo and Travis Hutson , who sponsored the companion bill.
The lobbying corps was also […]
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