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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XVIII
PUBLIC LANDS AND PROPERTY
Chapter 258
STATE PARKS AND PRESERVES
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F.S. 258.008
258.008 Prohibited activities; penalties.
(1) Except as provided in subsection (3), any person who violates or otherwise fails to comply with the rules adopted under this chapter commits a noncriminal infraction for which ejection from all property managed by the Division of Recreation and Parks and a fine of up to $500 may be imposed by the division. Fines paid under this subsection shall be paid to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and deposited in the State Game Trust Fund as provided in ss. 379.338, 379.339, and 379.3395.
(2) In addition to penalties imposed under subsection (1), any person who fails to sign a citation given under subsection (1), fails to appear in court in response to such citation, or fails to comply with the court’s order commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(3) Any person who engages in any of the following activities within the boundaries of a state park without first obtaining the express permission of the Division of Recreation and Parks commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, and shall be ejected from all property managed by the division:
(a) Cutting, carving, injuring, mutilating, moving, displacing, or breaking off any water-bottom formation or coral.
(b) Capturing, trapping, or injuring a wild animal.
(c) Collecting plant or animal specimens.
(d) Leaving the designated public roads in a vehicle.
(e) Hunting.
History.s. 2, ch. 2008-98; s. 8, ch. 2012-88.