§ 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

  • 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
  • Consolidation: means any transaction in which a financial institution or servicer makes its premium collection services available to its debtors in connection with a particular insurer's ("new insurer") offer of credit insurance, which offer is made to debtors who, immediately prior to the offer, had credit insurance with another insurer ("old insurer") and were paying premiums for that insurance on a monthly or other regular basis. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • 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.
  • Credit disability insurance: means insurance under which a borrower of money or a purchaser or a lessee of goods is insured in connection with a specific loan or credit transaction against loss of time resulting from accident or sickness. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • Credit life insurance: means insurance on the life of a debtor pursuant to or in connection with a specific loan or other credit transaction. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • Creditor agent: means any lending or financing institution or other creditor, or a representative of such an institution or creditor, which writes credit life or disability insurance on the life or health of a debtor. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • 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.
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Revolving credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or open-end credit.) Source: OCC
  • servicer: means any entity or organization that services loans or credit obligations by collecting and accounting for payments. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • 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