Florida Senate - 2012                                    SB 1708
       By Senator Montford
       6-01257A-12                                           20121708__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to pecans; prohibiting the removal of
    3         certain pecans from public rights-of-way or from trees
    4         grown on private property; providing a penalty;
    5         providing an effective date.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         Section 1. Pecans on public rights-of-way; ownership;
   10  prohibitions; penalty.—
   11         (1) Pecans that fall onto public rights-of-way from trees
   12  grown on private property which extend over public roads,
   13  streets, or highway rights-of-way are the property of the owner
   14  of the pecan trees.
   15         (2) It is a misdemeanor of the second degree to remove
   16  pecans from:
   17         (a) A public right-of-way without the permission of the
   18  owner of the pecan tree.
   19         (b)A pecan tree grown on private property, or cause pecans
   20  to fall from such tree, without the permission of the owner of
   21  the pecan tree.
   22         (3)A person who violates this section commits a
   23  misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s.
   24  775.082 or s. 775.083, Florida Statutes.
   25         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.