Florida Senate - 2008 CS for SB 2058
By the Committee on Military Affairs and Domestic Security; and 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 a
specified date who is an active-duty member of the United
States Armed Forces or a current member of 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 the 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
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 or a current
member of 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 an online electronic hunter
safety course that has been approved by the Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission or by completing a workbook and written
test provided by the commission.
Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2008.
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