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2004 Florida Statutes

Regulation of vessels by municipalities or counties.
Section 327.22, Florida Statutes 2004

327.22  Regulation of vessels by municipalities or counties.--

(1)  Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit any municipality or county that expends money for the patrol, regulation, and maintenance of any lakes, rivers, or waters, and for other boating-related activities in such municipality or county, from regulating vessels resident in such municipality or county. Any county or municipality may adopt ordinances which provide for enforcement of noncriminal violations of restricted areas which result in the endangering or damaging of property, by citation mailed to the registered owner of the vessel. Any such ordinance shall apply only in legally established restricted areas which are properly marked as permitted pursuant to ss. 327.40 and 327.41 Any county and the municipalities located within the county may jointly regulate vessels.

(2)  Citations issued to liveried vessels pursuant to this subsection shall be the responsibility of the lessee of the vessel. It shall be the responsibility of the lessor upon request of the agency issuing the citation, to provide the name and address of the lessee. It shall be the responsibility of the livery to provide such information as a part of the rental agreement. The livery is not responsible for the payment of citations if the livery provides the required information.

History.--s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 8, ch. 74-327; s. 112, ch. 77-104; s. 24, ch. 79-334; s. 2, ch. 82-17; s. 7, ch. 84-184; s. 1, ch. 85-108; s. 1, ch. 85-287; s. 4, ch. 89-168; s. 1, ch. 90-219; s. 1, ch. 92-188; s. 21, ch. 99-289; s. 4, ch. 2000-362.

Note.--Former s. 371.63.