The purpose of this rule development notice is to address the creation of a new rule setting out the ways in which a customer’s residency is verified when using the Commission’s online and telephone recreational licensing systems and when presenting ...  

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    FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

    RULE NO.:RULE TITLE:

    68-1.012Verification of Residency for the Purpose of Recreational Licenses and Permits

    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this rule development notice is to address the creation of a new rule setting out the ways in which a customer’s residency is verified when using the Commission’s online and telephone recreational licensing systems and when presenting proof of residency in-person to a Commission licensing subagent or a Florida tac collector. The effect of the new rule would be to provide further clarification to the methods of residency verification available when customers apply for recreational licenses and permits.

    SUMMARY: This rule provides that individuals applying for a resident recreational hunting or fishing license or permit using the Commission’s online licensing system or telephone licensing system must provide either a valid Florida driver license or an identification card that has both a Florida address and Florida residency verified by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles as proof of residency. The rule further provides that individuals applying for a resident recreational hunting or fishing license or permit in person at a Commission licensing subagent or a tax collector’s office may prove residency by one of these two methods, or that in the absence of these documents may use on of the following documents to prove residency: a current Florida voter information card; a sworn statement manifesting and evidencing domicile in Florida in accordance with Section 222.17, F.S.; proof of a current Florida homestead exemption; or for a child younger than 18 years of age, a student identification card from a Florida school or, if accompanied by his or her parent at the time of purchase, the parent’s proof of residency.

    SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION:

    The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has not been prepared by the Agency.

    The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: the nature of the rule and the preliminary analysis conducted to determine whether a SERC was required.

    Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.

    RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution

    LAW IMPLEMENTED: Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution

    IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN THE FAR.

    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Brenda Brand, Interim Director, Office of Licensing and Permitting, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 2590 Executive Center Circle E, Suite 101, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, Telephone: (850)488-3641.

     

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:

     

    68-1.012 Verification of Residency for the Purpose of Recreational Licenses and Permits

    For the purpose of providing proof of residency to obtain a resident recreational license, permit, or authorization, customers must submit one form of documentation as indicated below.

    (1) When using the Commission’s online licensing system or when ordering by telephone:

    (a) A valid Florida driver license; or

    (b) An identification card that has both a Florida address and a Florida residency verified by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

    (2) When presenting in-person to a Commission licensing subagent or Tax Collector’s office:

    (a) The proof of residency provided for in subsection (1), or in the absence thereof:

    1. A current Florida voter information card;

    2. A sworn statement manifesting and evidencing domicile in Florida in accordance with Section 222.17, F.S.;

    3. Proof of a current Florida homestead exemption; or

    4. For a child younger than 18 years of age, a student identification card from a Florida school or, if accompanied by his or her parent at the time of purchase, the parent’s proof of residency.

    Rulemaking Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. History–New _____.

     

    NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSED RULE: Brenda Brand, Interim Director, Office of Licensing and Permitting, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 2590 Executive Center Circle E, Suite 101, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, Telephone: (850)488-3641.

    NAME OF AGENCY HEAD WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED RULE: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

    DATE PROPOSED RULE APPROVED BY AGENCY HEAD: October 2, 2019

    DATE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHED IN FAR: September 18, 2019