From Melbourne Mayor Paul Alfrey’s Facebook Page:
On Tuesday night I will present a proposed ordinance through our City Attorney’s Office, that protects the safe use of streets by restricting the physical interaction between a pedestrian and an occupant of a motor vehicle.
This ordinance applies to both the “giver” and “acceptor” of an exchange. The fines and criminal punishment will be discussed by Council, however, fines up to $500 and/or incarceration of up to 60 days will be considered.
In short, if an exchange with a pedestrian and a vehicle occupant is to occur, it will remain legal if it is out of the travel lane or on private property. The link to the full ordinance is here.
Pages 605 to 638. https://www.melbourneflorida.org/…/city-council-meetings