No-Net-Loss of Hunting Lands bill passes Florida Legislature – NRA/USF supported bill!
Thursday, May 4, 2006
DATE:May 4, 2006 TO:USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM:Marion P. Hammer NRA Past President Executive Director Unified Sportsmen of Florida
A bill supported by the National Rifle Association and Unified Sportsmen of Florida to protect hunting lands and our hunting heritage passed the Florida Legislature Thursday, May 4, and is on its way to Governor Jeb Bush (R) for his signature.
HB-265 Sponsored by Representative Don Brown (R-DeFuniak Springs) in the House and Senator Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River) in the Senate does the following:
1. Establishes a baseline number of acres of public hunting lands, equal to the number of acres open for hunting on the effective date of this act.
2. Requires the Florida Wildlife & Conservation Commission (FWC) to find replacement hunting lands for any public hunting lands that are closed in the future so the number of hunting acres does not fall below the base line.
3. Requires FWC to try to find replacement hunting lands in the same region as the lost acreage and to the extent possible, allow the same type of hunting as was allowed on the closed land.
4. Requires state agencies and water management districts to assist and cooperate with FWC and allow hunting on lands they manage if the land is suitable for hunting. However, state parks are excluded from lands that may be used for replacement lands.
The bill passed the House 118-0 and passed the Senate 40-0
Special thanks go to Senate President Tom Lee (R-Brandon) and House Speaker Allan Bense (R-Panama City) for helping move this legislation.
Thanks to Senate SPONSOR NANCY ARGENZIANO (R-Crystal River) and House SPONSOR DON BROWN (R-DeFuniak Springs)
HOUSE (CO-SPONSORS) Representatives Dennis Baxley (R); Donna Clarke (R); Don Davis (R); Mike Davis (R); Gayle Harrell (R); Will Kendrick (R); Dick Kravitz (R); Paige Kreegel (R); Mitch Needelman (R); Ron Reagan (R); Ray Sansom (R); Dwight Stansel (D); Baxter Troutman (R)
THOSE WHO VOTED AGAINST THE BILL IN THE HOUSE: NONE
THOSE WHO VOTED AGAINST THE BILL IN THE SENATE: NONE
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