|December 9, 2022 10:07 AM
|Representative Donna Bullock
|All House members
|Increased Fines for Littering and Dumping
|Trash-strewn streets and mounds of garbage dumped and forgotten are not only eyesores on this beautiful Commonwealth; they also do long-term damage to the environment and local ecosystems. Littering and illegal dumping also take a toll on the coffers of municipalities that far too often spend countless hours cleaning up trash and other items in public areas.
In order to dissuade litterers and dumpers, I will be introducing legislation to increase the fines and penalties for those caught illegally throwing away their garbage. Disposing of our trash properly is not a difficult task, so failure to do so should be punished appropriately.
Please join me in sponsoring this important legislation.
Introduced as HB95