Exciting Legislation coming up during this session of the General Assembly. Delegate Joe Morrisey (D) is submitting a revision of our current litter laws! To read the full proposed bill, click here: HB114_01.03.12
Basically, he is taking away the prison time and up to $2500 fine and simplifying the litter laws to be very specific about how you dump your litter and trash, including from your vehicle, to be a flat $100 fine and community service ( to pick up the very litter disposed of improperly in the first place). I think this is much more enforceable and cut and dry; you litter you pay$100!
This is definitely geared toward cigarette litter on the roadways. Cigarette litter makes up 38% of all litter and costs our state millions of dollars to clean-up, not mention the countless fires started by cigarette butts. Litterers beware, if you toss that butt…you are going to pay!
PICTURE ABOVE: Shows litter removed from a 1 mile stretch of 288…that’s unacceptable!