Bill introduced in Miss. Legislature to raise litter fines

Some lawmakers in the Mississippi House of Representatives are tired of seeing the trash along Mississippi's highways.

Posted: Jan. 16, 2018 1:19 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Some lawmakers in the Mississippi House of Representatives are tired of seeing the trash along Mississippi's highways.

House Bill 1121 would allow for an increase in the fines for littering.

Anyone convicted of tossing trash or even cigarette butts along the roads would pay not less than $500, which would be used to fund local litter prevention programs.

A second offense could mean double the fine and possibly helping pick up trash along the highway.

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