The Rhode Island State Senate just passed a bill (26-6) to require Rhode Islanders to prune their shrubbery and trees or face a $500 fine if the leaves land on someone else’s property.


Wait, what??? This isn’t a joke. The Rhode Island State Senate just essentially criminalized the entire Autumn season.

This brilliant piece of legislation (read: government overreach & revenue grab) was sponsored by Senator Frank Ciccione.

RI Shrubbery Bill


What a bunch of clowns we have up at the State House! Here’s how everyone voted.

Criminalizing shrubbery. {smh}

No word on whether or not citizens will be required to prune their trees using only a herring!