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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1689         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 740

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Robert L. Hedlund

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to littering fines.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1689        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 740

By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 740) of Robert L. Hedlund and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to littering fines.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to littering fines.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 16 of chapter 270 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph:

              A person while operating or as a passenger of a motor vehicle shall not deposit or cause to be deposited garbage, paper, refuse, bottles, cans, rubbish or trash of any kind or nature on any public or private property without permission of the owner, tenant or lessee of such property.

              Any operator or passenger of a motor vehicle found in violation by a law enforcement official shall be subject to a citation without criminal complaint and fine of not less than one hundred dollars for their first offense.

              Any operator or passenger of a motor vehicle found in violation by a law enforcement official shall be subject to a citation without criminal complaint and fine of not less than five hundred dollars for their second offense.

              Any operator or passenger of a motor vehicle found in violation by a law enforcement official shall be subject to a citation with criminal complaint and fine of not less than one thousand dollars for their third offense.

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