Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 7, 2013
May 7, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #14

Publication of Ordinance repealing Special Acts relating to Fishing Activities and Regulations.

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
James A. Minix, Chief Assistant County Attorney
Jo Ann Grace, Legal Assistant, Ext. 3753

Action Requested
Motion to authorize publication of a Notice of Public Hearing on proposed Ordinance No. 13-16 repealing Chapter 1-12 of the Manatee County Code relating to certain fishing acts.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Sections 125.01 and 125.66.

Background Discussion

In a letter dated November 1, 2012, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) asked the County Attorney's Office to review certain Special Acts of local application regulating fishing by the FFWCC and repeal those that are within its jurisdiction. The Special Acts have been incorporated into the Manatee County Code in Chapter 1-12 and are no longer effective under F.S. 379.1025 and Article IV, Section 9, Florida Constitution. The FFWCC is responsible for enforcing these Special Acts at this time and has requested that the County repeal the ordinance containing the Special Acts. The County Attorney's Office has prepared an Ordinance (Ord. No. 13-16) to address this issue. The Commission has also indicated that a Resolution related to the repeal of said Special Acts is required. In response to that request, Resolution R-13-079 has been prepared and is also attached for information only as notice is not required for the Resolution.

Publication of a Notice of Public Hearing is required for consideration of the adoption of the proposed Ordinance No. 13-16. The County Attorney's Office requests permission to publish the proposed ordinance for public hearing and future consideration by the Board. Ordinance No.13-16 will repeal certain Special Acts listed therein and Chapter 1-12 of the Manatee County Code.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
See attached Notice of Public Hearing for publication in the Bradenton Herald, Proposed Ordinance No. 13-16 and Resolution No. R-13-079 (Notice not required).   

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return a fully approved electronic copy of this agenda memo with supporting documents to: joann.grace@mymanatee.org.
Thank you.

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Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Ord 13-16 Fishing Activities.pdf
Attachment:  Fishing Acts Res. 13-079.pdf
Attachment:  FFWC letter.pdf
Attachment:  FWCC SEC. 9.pdf