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2004 Florida Statutes

Section 310.011, Florida Statutes 2004

310.011  Board of Pilot Commissioners.--

(1)  A board is established within the Division of Professions of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to be known as the Board of Pilot Commissioners. The board shall be composed of 10 members, to be appointed by the Governor, 5 of whom shall be licensed state pilots actively practicing their profession. The board shall perform such duties and possess and exercise such powers relative to the protection of the waters, harbors, and ports of this state as are prescribed and conferred on it in this chapter.

(2)  In accordance with the requirements of subsection (1), the Governor shall appoint five licensed state pilots who are actively practicing their profession and five citizens of the state who are not pilots, one of whom shall be actively involved in a professional or business capacity in maritime or marine shipping, one of whom shall be a user of piloting services, and three of whom shall not be involved or monetarily interested in the piloting profession or in the maritime industry or marine shipping, to constitute the members of the board. For purposes of this subsection, a "user of piloting services" may include any person with an ownership interest in a business that regularly employs licensed state pilots or certificated deputy pilots for the purpose of delivering piloting services, or any person who is a direct employee of, and who is employed in a management position for, that business. Each member shall be appointed for a term of 4 years. The Governor shall have power to remove members of the board from office for neglect of duty required by this chapter, for incompetency, or for unprofessional conduct. Any vacancy which may occur in the board in consequence of death, resignation, removal from the state, or other cause shall be filled for the unexpired term by the Governor in the same manner. A majority of those serving on the board shall constitute a quorum.

(3)  In appointing members to the board who are pilots, the Governor shall appoint one member from the state at large; one member from any of the following ports: Pensacola, Panama City, or Port St. Joe; one member from any of the following ports: Tampa Bay, Boca Grande, Punta Gorda, Charlotte Harbor, or Key West; one member from any of the following ports: Fernandina, Jacksonville, or Port Canaveral; and one member from any of the following ports: Ft. Pierce, Miami, Port Everglades, or Palm Beach.

History.--s. 2, ch. 75-201; s. 3, ch. 76-168; ss. 1, 2, ch. 76-217; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, 16, ch. 78-140; ss. 186, 187, ch. 81-259; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 3, 4, ch. 83-329; ss. 2, 3, ch. 84-185; ss. 10, 11, ch. 86-280; s. 2, ch. 89-262; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 340, ch. 94-119; s. 33, ch. 94-218.

Note.--Subsections (2) and (3) former s. 310.021.