Florida Senate - 2008 SB 2058
By Senator Dean
A bill to be entitled
An act relating to the hunter safety course; amending s.
372.5717, F.S.; providing that a person born on or after
June 1, 1970, who is a member of the United States active-
duty armed forces, the United States Armed Forces
Reserves, the United States National Guard, the United
States Coast Guard, or the United States Coast Guard
Reserve may satisfy the requirement for completing a
hunter safety course by completing an online electronic
course or by completing a hunter safety workbook and
written exam provided by the Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission; providing an effective date.
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 372.5717, Florida
Statutes, is amended to read:
372.5717 Hunter safety course; requirements; penalty.--
(2)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a person born
on or after June 1, 1975, may not be issued a license to take
wild animal life with the use of a firearm, gun, bow, or crossbow
in this state without having first successfully completed a
hunter safety course as provided in this section, and without
having in his or her personal possession a hunter safety
certification card, as provided in this section.
(b) A person born on or after June 1, 1975, who has not
successfully completed a hunter safety course may apply to the
commission for a special authorization to hunt under supervision.
The special authorization for supervised hunting shall be
designated on any license or permit required under this chapter
for a person to take game or fur-bearing animals and shall be
valid for not more than 1 year. A special authorization for
supervised hunting may not be issued more than once to the person
applying for such authorization. A person issued a license with a
special authorization to hunt under supervision must hunt under
the supervision of, and in the presence of, a person 21 years of
or age or older who is licensed to hunt pursuant to s. 372.57 or
who is exempt from licensing requirements or eligible for a free
license pursuant to s. 372.562.
(c) Any resident born on or after June 1, 1975, who is an
active-duty member of the United States Armed Forces, the United
States Armed Forces Reserves, the National Guard, the United
States Coast Guard, or the United States Coast Guard Reserve,
upon submission of a current military identification card, may
satisfy the requirements of this subsection by successfully
completing a military hunter safety course that may be completed
entirely online electronically or by completing a hunter safety
workbook and written test provided by the commission.
Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2008.
CODING: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions.