2023 Florida Statutes

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SECTION 3511Appointment of subagents for the sale of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and permits.

379.3511 Appointment of subagents for the sale of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and permits.
(1) Subagents shall serve at the pleasure of the commission. The commission may establish, by rule, procedures for the selection and appointment of subagents. The following are requirements for appointed subagents:
(a) The commission may require each subagent to post an appropriate bond as determined by the commission, using an insurance company acceptable to the commission. In lieu of the bond, the commission may purchase blanket bonds covering all or selected subagents or may allow a subagent to post other security as required by the commission.
(b) A subagent may sell licenses and permits as authorized by the commission at specific locations within the county and in states as will best serve the public interest and convenience in obtaining licenses and permits. The commission may prohibit subagents from selling certain licenses or permits.
(c) It is unlawful for any person to handle licenses or permits for a fee or compensation of any kind unless he or she has been appointed as a subagent.
(d) A subagent may charge and receive as his or her compensation 50 cents for each license or permit sold. This charge is in addition to the sum required by law to be collected for the sale and issuance of each license or permit. This charge does not apply to the shoreline fishing license; however, for each shoreline fishing license issued, the subagent may retain 50 cents from other license proceeds otherwise due the commission.
(e) A subagent shall submit payment for and report the sale of licenses and permits to the commission as prescribed by the commission.
(2) The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or any other law enforcement agency may carry out any investigation necessary to secure information required to carry out and enforce this section.
(3) All social security numbers that are provided pursuant to s. 379.352 and are contained in records of any subagent appointed under this section are confidential as provided in those sections.
(4) A person who willfully violates this section commits a Level Two violation under s. 379.401.
History.ss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, ch. 59-494; s. 1, ch. 65-509; s. 310, ch. 71-136; s. 106, ch. 71-355; s. 103, ch. 73-333; s. 1, ch. 80-369; s. 3, ch. 82-188; s. 31, ch. 83-218; s. 9, ch. 85-235; s. 14, ch. 90-243; s. 578, ch. 95-148; s. 17, ch. 96-300; s. 17, ch. 98-397; s. 138, ch. 99-245; s. 38, ch. 2000-362; ss. 25, 26, ch. 2002-46; s. 135, ch. 2008-247; s. 1, ch. 2010-146; s. 82, ch. 2014-17; s. 11, ch. 2016-107.
Note.Former s. 372.574.

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