House Bill 741 & Senate Bill 1178

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These bills were submitted by Representative Will Kendrick for the House, and Senator Al Lawson for the Senate!

Representative Will Kendrick’s House Bill (HB741) & Identical Senate Bill (SB1187) Submitted by Senator Al Lawson

Florida House – 2005 HB 741
Florida Senate – 2005 SB 1178

Gill or Entangling Nets/Mullet

GENERAL BILLS by Kendricks / Lawson

Gill or Entangling Nets/Mullet: specifies that certain nets are NOT considered to be gill or entangling nets & may be used to harvest mullet. Amends 370.093.
Effective Date: Upon becoming law
Last Action: 02/07/05 S Filed on Monday, February 07, 2005 12:00 AM

By Representative Kendricks & By Senator Lawson

6-980-05 See HB

1 A bill to be entitled

2 An act relating to illegal use of nets;

3 amending s. 370.093, F.S.; specifying that

4 certain nets are not considered to be gill or

5 entangling nets and may be used to harvest

6 mullet; providing an effective date.


8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:


10 Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section

11 370.093, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

12 370.093 Illegal use of nets.–

13 (2)

14 (b) The use of gill or entangling nets of any size is

15 prohibited, as such nets are defined in s. 16, Art. X of the

16 State Constitution. Any net constructed wholly or partially of

17 monofilament or multistrand monofilament material, other than

18 a hand thrown cast net, or a handheld landing or dip net,

19 shall be considered to be an entangling net within the

20 prohibition of s. 16, Art. X of the State Constitution unless

21 specifically authorized by rule of the commission. Multistrand

22 monofilament material shall not be defined to include nets

23 constructed of braided or twisted nylon, cotton, linen twine,

24 or polypropylene twine. *** Any net constructed of braided or

25 twisted nylon, cotton, linen twine, or polypropylene twine,

26 regardless of its mesh size, not exceeding 500 square feet

27 shall not be considered a gill or entangling net and may be

28 used to harvest mullet in the waters of this state.

29 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a

30 law.



Line 24 starting from *** are additions.

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