We have many situations arise involving estates in which one of the heirs sells the timber and did not have full legal authority to do so. Section 1(c) would make the act a crime.
ALABAMA FORESTRY COMMISSION
PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION
TO THE ALABAMA FORESTRY COMMISSION
390-X-12-.01 PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION TO THE ALABAMA FORESTRY
(1) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation:
(a) To knowingly and willfully give false information to obtain a burn permit; or
(b) To knowingly and willfully give false information to any Forest Investigator or Forest Ranger investigating any fire or timber theft to purposely conceal the facts or evidence of a crime; or
(c) In the course of a sale, attempted sale, delivery, removal, or other completed or attempted transaction involving forest products, to willfully or knowingly make a false statement or cause a false statement to be made with regard to ownership or ownership interest of the forest products, with regard to ownership or ownership interest or tract name of the land where the forest products were harvested, or with regard to location of the land and property description of the land where the forest products were harvested;
(2) Any person, firm, or corporation attempting to obtain a burn permit must
supply the following information: His/her full legal name; the location of the
property to be burned so that the employee of the Alabama Forestry Commission
issuing the permit is able to identify the property by township, section, and
range; the owner of the property to be burned and; the material to be burned.
(3) Any person, firm, or corporation found to be in violation of this regulation shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided by law.
Author: Charles T. Conway
Statutory authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 9-3-9.