§ 590.01 Wildfire protection
§ 590.015 Definitions
§ 590.02 Florida Forest Service; powers, authority, and duties; liability; building structures; Withlacoochee Training Center
§ 590.081 Severe drought conditions; burning prohibited
§ 590.082 Extraordinary fire hazard; certain acts made unlawful; proclamations by the Governor
§ 590.10 Disposing of lighted substances, etc
§ 590.11 Recreational fires
§ 590.125 Open burning authorized by the Florida Forest Service
§ 590.13 Civil liability
§ 590.14 Notice of violation; penalties; legislative intent
§ 590.15 Burden of proof
§ 590.16 Rewards
§ 590.25 Penalty for obstructing the prevention, detection, or suppression of wildfires
§ 590.27 Penalty for mutilating or destroying forestry or fire control signs and posters
§ 590.28 Intentional or reckless burning of lands
§ 590.29 Illegal possession of incendiary device
§ 590.31 Southeastern Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact
§ 590.32 Compact; effective date; ratification
§ 590.33 State compact administrator; compact advisory committee
§ 590.34 State compact administrator and compact advisory committee members; powers; aid from other state agencies
§ 590.35 Construction of ss. 590.31-590.34
§ 590.42 Federally funded fire protection assistance programs
§ 590.61 Forestry arson alert program

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 590 - Forest Protection

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Broadcast burning: means the burning of agricultural or natural vegetation by allowing fire to move across a predetermined area of land. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fire management services: means presuppression fireline plowing, prescribed burning assistance, contract prescribed burning, prescribed and wildfire management training, and other activities associated with prevention, detection, and suppression of wildfires. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • 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.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fuel reduction: means the application of techniques that reduce vegetative fuels, and may include prescribed burning, manual and mechanical clearing, and the use of herbicides. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • group health insurance policy: include plans of self-insurance providing health insurance benefits. See Florida Statutes 627.652
  • insurance: include the benefits provided under a plan of self-insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.652
  • insurer: includes any person or governmental unit providing a plan of self-insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.652
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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.
  • Open burning: means any outdoor fire or open combustion of material that produces visible emissions. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • 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
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • veteran: means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under honorable conditions only or who later received an upgraded discharge under honorable conditions, notwithstanding any action by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on individuals discharged or released with other than honorable discharges. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Wild land: means any public or private managed or unmanaged forest, urban/interface, pasture or range land, recreation lands, or any other land at risk of wildfire. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • Wildfire: means any vegetative fire that threatens to destroy life, property, or natural resources. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01