§ 261.01 Short title
§ 261.02 Legislative findings and intent
§ 261.03 Definitions
§ 261.04 Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Advisory Committee; members; appointment
§ 261.05 Duties and responsibilities of the Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Advisory Committee
§ 261.06 Functions, duties, and responsibilities of the department
§ 261.07 Publication and distribution of guidebook; contents
§ 261.08 Repair, maintenance, and rehabilitation of areas, trails, and lands
§ 261.09 Contracts and agreements
§ 261.10 Criteria for recreation areas and trails; limitation on liability
§ 261.11 Penalties
§ 261.12 Designated off-highway vehicle funds within the Incidental Trust Fund of the Florida Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
§ 261.20 Operations of off-highway vehicles on public lands; restrictions; safety courses; required equipment; prohibited acts; penalties

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 261 - Off-Highway Vehicle Safety and Recreation

  • Advisory committee: means the Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Advisory Committee created by…. See Florida Statutes 261.03
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • ATV: means any motorized off-highway or all-terrain vehicle 55 inches or less in width which has a dry weight of 1,500 pounds or less, is designed to travel on three or more nonhighway tires, and is manufactured for recreational use by one or more persons. See Florida Statutes 261.03
  • commission: means the Governor and the Cabinet; and for purposes of this chapter the commission shall act on a simple majority. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • committee: means a committee appointed pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 261.03
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Land: means the earth, water, and air above, below, or on the surface, and includes any improvements or structures customarily regarded as land. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Land development regulations: include local zoning, subdivision, building, and other regulations controlling the development of land. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Land use: means the development that has occurred on land. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Local government: means any county or municipality and, where relevant, any joint airport zoning board. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Off-highway vehicle: means any ATV, two-rider ATV, ROV, or OHM that is used off the roads or highways of this state and that is not registered and licensed for highway use under chapter 320. See Florida Statutes 261.03
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, governmental agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal entity. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Program: means the Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Program. See Florida Statutes 261.03
  • Public lands: means lands within the state that are available for public use and that are owned, operated, or managed by a federal, state, county, or municipal governmental entity. See Florida Statutes 261.03
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • ROV: means any motorized recreational off-highway vehicle 80 inches or less in width which has a dry weight of 2,500 pounds or less, is designed to travel on four or more nonhighway tires, and is manufactured for recreational use by one or more persons. See Florida Statutes 261.03
  • System: means the off-highway vehicle recreation areas and trails on public lands within the state. See Florida Statutes 261.03
  • Trust fund: means the Incidental Trust Fund of the Florida Forest Service. See Florida Statutes 261.03
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC