Section 327.803, Florida Statutes 2004
327.803 Boating Advisory Council.--
(1) The Boating Advisory Council is created within the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and shall be composed of 17 members. The members include:
(a) One representative from the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, who shall serve as the chair of the council.
(b) One representative each from the Department of Environmental Protection, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the United States Power Squadron, and the inland navigation districts.
(c) One representative of manatee protection interests, one representative of the marine industries, two representatives of water-related environmental groups, one representative of marine manufacturers, one representative of commercial vessel owners or operators, one representative of sport boat racing, one representative actively involved and working full-time in the scuba diving industry who has experience in recreational boating, and two representatives of the boating public, each of whom shall be nominated by the executive director of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and appointed by the Governor to serve staggered 2-year terms.
(d) One member of the House of Representatives, who shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
(e) One member of the Senate, who shall be appointed by the President of the Senate.
(2) The council shall meet at the call of the chair, at the request of a majority of its membership, or at such times as may be prescribed by rule.
(3) The purpose of the council is to make recommendations to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Department of Community Affairs regarding issues affecting the boating community, including, but not limited to, issues related to:
(a) Boating and diving safety education.
(b) Boating-related facilities, including marinas and boat testing facilities.
(c) Boat usage.
(4) Members of the council shall serve without compensation.
History.--s. 13, ch. 94-241; s. 34, ch. 99-245; s. 25, ch. 2000-362.