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Legislative Affairs

The Legislative Affairs Office is responsible for the Commission's legislative program: developing legislation and support information and serving as the central point of contact for legislators and their staffs for information about the FWC's programs and activities.

The office coordinates the Commission's legislative lobbying efforts and prepares legislative proposals, as well as any planning, policy and budgetary analyses or recommendations on legislative bills. This information helps the Legislature, Governor's Office and the public understand the Commission's legislative proposals.

In addition, the Legislative Affairs Office handles agency Congressional issues.

Reports to the Legislature and Governor

At designated times throughout the year, the Commission is required by statute to report to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, and the Governor on various programs and/or uses of revenues within the agency. Following are the current reports that have been submitted to the Legislature and Governor:

 

Agency Regulatory Plan

Section 120.74, Florida Statutes, requires each agency to annually prepare a regulatory plan, and to post the plan by October 1.  The regulatory plan must include a listing of each law enacted or amended during the previous 12 months which creates or modifies the duties or authority of the agency, a statement of whether rulemaking is necessary to implement the law, and a listing of each law the agency expects to implement by rulemaking before the following July 1.

2016 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Amended Regulatory Plan Adobe PDF
2016 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Regulatory Plan Adobe PDF
2015 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Regulatory Plan
 Adobe PDF

 

Anchoring and Mooring Pilot Program Report

The Anchoring and Mooring Pilot Program sunset July 1, 2017.  Section 327.4105, Florida Statutes, required two reports be submitted to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives that described the history and overview of the program, details of the individual local ordinances, results of data collection and a public perception survey, and FWC's findings and recommendations to the Legislature, by January 1, 2014 and January 1, 2017.

 

View the 2016 Anchoring and Mooring Pilot Program Report Adobe PDF
View the 2014 Anchoring and Mooring Pilot Program Report Adobe PDF

 

Boating Improvement Program Report

Section 206.606(3), Florida Statutes, requires the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to publish on the agency website an annual report which provides a brief description of the Florida Boating Improvement Program (FBIP) and the status of the program.    

View the 2016-2017 Boating Improvement Program Report Adobe PDF

 

Citizen Support Organization Reports

Section 20.058, Florida Statutes, requires agencies utilizing the services of a Citizen Support Organization (CSO) to annually report: the CSO’s statutory authorization; a description of the CSO, including its mission, results, and a three-year plan; the CSO’s code of ethics; and to provide the CSO’s most recent tax return.  Each agency is also required to advise whether it recommends continuing association with the CSO.  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has two CSOs: the Wildlife Foundation of Florida (WFF) and the Wildlife Alert Reward Association (WLA). The report is due by August 15 to the Governor and the Legislature.

View the 2016 WFF Citizen Support Organization Report Adobe PDF
View the 2016 WLA Citizen Support Organization Report Adobe PDF
View the 2014 WFF Citizen Support Organization Report Adobe PDF
View the 2014 WLA Citizen Support Organization Report Adobe PDF

 

Endangered and Threatened Species Management and Conservation Plan Report

The Florida Endangered and Threatened Species Act of 1977 [s. 379.2291(5), F.S.] requires the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission submit a revised and updated plan for management and conservation of endangered and threatened species, at least 30 days prior to each annual session of the Legislature, to the Governor, the Cabinet, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the chairs of the appropriate Senate and House committees. 

View the 2015-2016 Florida Endangered and Threatened Species Management and Conservation Plan Report Adobe PDF
View the 2014-2015 Florida Endangered and Threatened Species Management and Conservation Plan Report Adobe PDF

 

No Net Loss Report

Section 379.3001, Florida Statutes, requires the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission submit an annual report describing the status of hunting lands available to the public, by October 1, to the Legislature and the Governor.

View the 2015-2016 No Net Loss Report Adobe PDF
View the 2014-2015 No Net Loss Report Adobe PDF

 

Prohibited Species, Conditional Species, and Reptiles of Concern Report

Section 379.4015(9), Florida Statutes, requires the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission submit an annual report specifying the animals on each of the prohibited species, conditional species, and reptile of concern lists, by January 1, to the President of the Senate and to the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

View the 2016 Prohibited Species, Conditional Species, and Reptiles of Concern Report Adobe PDF

View the 2015 Prohibited Species, Conditional Species, and Reptiles of Concern Report Adobe PDF

 

 

Report on Agency Statutes and Rules that Disqualify from Employment or Licensure Persons Who Have Been Convicted of a Crime

Chapter 2011-207, Laws of Florida, requires all state agencies to submit a report listing all agency statutes and rules that disqualify from employment or licensure persons who have been convicted of a crime who have completed any incarceration and restitution to which they have been sentenced for the crime.  The report includes whether the statute or rule is readily available to prospective employees and licensees, and considers any potential alternatives to the rules and statutes that protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public without impeding the gainful employment of ex-offenders.  The report is due every four years (beginning in 2011), by December 31, to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

View the 2015 Agency Statutes and Rules Disqualifying Criminal Offenders from Employment or Licensure Report Adobe PDF

 

Save the Manatee Trust Fund Report

Section 379.2431(4)(b), Florida Statutes, requires the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission submit an annual report on the Save the Manatee Trust Fund, by December 1, to the President of the Florida Senate and the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.

View the 2015-2016 Save the Manatee Trust Fund Report Adobe PDF

View the 2014-2015 Save the Manatee Trust Fund Report Adobe PDF

 

Ships-2-Reefs Report

Section 379.2495(6), Florida Statutes, requires the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission submit an annual report detailing the expenditure of the funds appropriated to the “Ships-2-Reefs" Program, to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

View the 2015-2016 Ships-2-Reefs report Adobe PDF
View the 2014-2015 Ships-2-Reefs report Adobe PDF

 

Waterfowl Permit Revenues Report

Section 379.354 (8), Florida Statutes, requires that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission submit an annual report documenting the use of Florida waterfowl permit revenues, by September 1, to the Governor, the President of the Florida Senate, and the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.

View the 2015-2016 Waterfowl Permit Revenues Report Adobe PDF
View the 2014-2015 Waterfowl Permit Revenues Report Adobe PDF
View the 2013-2014 Waterfowl Permit Revenues Report Adobe PDF

 

Wild Turkey Permit Revenues Report

Section 379.354(8), Florida Statutes, requires that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission submit an annual report documenting the use of Florida Wild Turkey permit revenues, by September 1, to the Governor, the President of the Florida Senate, and the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.

View the 2015-2016 Wild Turkey Permit Revenues Report Adobe PDF
View the 2014-2015 Wild Turkey Permit Revenues Report Adobe PDF
View the 2013-2014 Wild Turkey Permit Revenues Report Adobe PDF

 

Youth Hunting and Fishing Programs Report

Section 379.352(13), Florida Statutes, requires the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission submit an annual report on the status of the Youth Hunting and Fishing Program, by January 1, to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

 

View the 2015-2016 Youth Hunting and Fishing Programs Report Adobe PDF
View the 2014-2015 Youth Hunting and Fishing Programs Report Adobe PDF
View the 2013-2014 Youth Hunting and Fishing Programs Report Adobe PDF


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