Florida Senate - 2010 SB 1904
By Senator Lawson
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to saltwater products licenses;
3 amending s. 379.361, F.S.; providing for the issuance
4 of a license at no charge to residents who are age 65
5 or older; providing an effective date.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
9 Section 1. Paragraph (e) of subsection (2) of section
10 379.361, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
11 379.361 Licenses.—
12 (2) SALTWATER PRODUCTS LICENSE.—
13 (e) The annual fee for a saltwater products license is:
14 1. For a license issued in the name of an individual which
15 authorizes only that individual to engage in commercial fishing
16 activities from the shore or a vessel: a resident must pay $50;
17 a nonresident must pay $200; or an alien must pay $300. However,
18 a license shall be issued at no charge to any resident who is
19 age 65 or older, upon proof of age and residency.
20 2. For a license issued in the name of an individual which
21 authorizes that named individual to engage in commercial fishing
22 activities from the shore or a vessel and also authorizes each
23 person who is fishing with the named individual aboard a vessel
24 to engage in such activities: a resident must pay $150; a
25 nonresident must pay $600; or an alien must pay $900.
26 3. For a license issued to a valid commercial vessel
27 registration number which authorizes each person aboard such
28 registered vessel to engage in commercial fishing activities: a
29 resident, or a resident firm or corporation, must pay $100; a
30 nonresident, or a nonresident firm or corporation, must pay
31 $400; or an alien, or an alien firm or corporation, must pay
32 $600. For purposes of this subparagraph, a resident firm or
33 corporation means a firm or corporation formed under the laws of
34 this state; a nonresident firm or corporation means a firm or
35 corporation formed under the laws of any state other than
36 Florida; and an alien firm or corporation means a firm or
37 corporation organized under any laws other than laws of the
38 United States, any United States territory or possession, or any
39 state of the United States.
40 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.