On Fridays here at Escheatable, we plan to introduce unclaimed property veterans and newcomers alike to some of the more *ahem* "unique" and interesting provisions of state unclaimed property laws. As always, if anyone has topic suggestions or items you want to see discussed here at Escheatable, just drop us a line at admin at escheatable dot com. Today's entry is from the State of Georgia:
Shake the tree, pick up the pecans, wind up in the pokey.
Under Georgia law, during the period from October 1 to December 31, it is a misdemeanor for anyone to shake pecan trees on private property (other than the owner) or to pick up pecans from those trees that have fallen onto roads, highways, streets, or public walkaways.
Ga. Code Ann. Sec. 44-12-241.
Enjoy the Labor Day weekend!