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.–
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
Line 24 starting from *** are additions.