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Title XXVIII
NATURAL RESOURCES; CONSERVATION, RECLAMATION, AND USE
Chapter 379
FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
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F.S. 379.373
379.373 License fee; renewal, revocation.
(1)(a) The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is authorized and empowered to issue a license or permit for the capturing, keeping, possessing, or exhibiting of venomous reptiles, upon payment of an annual fee of $100 and upon assurance that all of the provisions of ss. 379.305 and 379.372-379.374 and such other reasonable rules and regulations as the commission may prescribe will be fully complied with in all respects.
(b) The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is authorized and empowered to issue a license or permit for the capturing, keeping, possessing, or exhibiting of reptiles of concern upon payment of an annual fee not to exceed $100 and upon assurance that all of the provisions of ss. 379.305 and 379.372-379.374 and such other reasonable rules and regulations as the commission may prescribe will be fully complied with in all respects. The annual fee for issuance or renewal of a license or permit under this paragraph for reptiles of concern is initially set at $100. However, the commission may reduce that annual fee by rule if the commission determines that there is general compliance with ss. 379.305 and 379.372-379.374 and that such compliance allows for a reduction in fees to cover the costs of administering and enforcing the reptiles of concern program. The commission may issue a license or permit to an applicant who holds a current and valid license or permit for venomous reptiles under paragraph (a) and meets all requirements for the capturing, keeping, possessing, or exhibiting of reptiles of concern, but shall not require payment of an additional annual fee.
(2) Such permits or licenses may be revoked by the commission upon violation of any of the provisions of ss. 379.305 and 379.372-379.374 or upon violation of any of the rules and regulations prescribed by the commission relating to the capturing, keeping, possessing, and exhibiting of any venomous reptiles or reptiles of concern. Such permits or licenses shall be for an annual period to be prescribed by the commission and shall be renewable upon the payment of said fee and shall be subject to the same conditions, limitations, and restrictions as set forth in this section. All moneys received pursuant to this section shall be deposited into the State Game Trust Fund to be used to implement, administer, enforce, and educate the public regarding ss. 379.305 and 379.372-379.374.
History.s. 2, ch. 28263, 1953; s. 166, ch. 99-245; s. 8, ch. 2003-151; s. 2, ch. 2007-239; s. 160, ch. 2008-247.
Note.Former s. 372.87.