12-01071A-11 20111246__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to farms; prohibiting a person from 3 entering onto a farm or photographing or video 4 recording a farm without the owner’s written consent; 5 providing a definition; providing penalties; providing 6 an effective date. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 Section 1. (1) A person who enters onto a farm or other 11 property where legitimate agriculture operations are being 12 conducted without the written consent of the owner, or an 13 authorized representative of the owner, commits a felony of the 14 first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, 15 or s. 775.084, Florida Statutes. 16 (2) A person who photographs, video records, or otherwise 17 produces images or pictorial records, digital or otherwise, at 18 or of a farm or other property where legitimate agriculture 19 operations are being conducted without the written consent of 20 the owner, or an authorized representative of the owner, commits 21 a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 22 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, Florida Statutes. 23 (3) As used in this section, the term “farm” includes any 24 tract of land cultivated for the purpose of agricultural 25 production, the raising and breeding of domestic animals, or the 26 storage of a commodity. 27 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.