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Old 03-15-2009
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Current Legislative session may allow Municipalities to restrict anchoring legally

I am a member of a new non-profit group - Florida Open Water Society (FOWS). We have volunteers in Tallahassee now proposing amendments to the current proposition - Bill 1423 which would allow municipalities to ban anchoring once they have installed mooring fields (most look as if they would be for-profit). Check out floridaopenwatersociety.org for more information on contacting state representatives. Make your first call to the bill's sponsor - Representative Troutman 850 488 9465. The League of Cities are looking to amend the proposition to remove oversight by FWC (Florida Wildlife Conservation) so don't limit your contact to FWC. Calling as many representatives as possible (phone calls are harder to ignore than emails), will keep the bill from reincarnating as an "amendment" in another committee.
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