Tossing a cigarette butt in Illinois is a crime

Wow..Did not know this…Boiy am I glad I DO NOT SMOKE Anymore! I am still finjding buts around the Yard,

WQAD.com

A new Illinois law makes flicking a cigarette butt out your car window a crime.

The law amends the state’s Litter Control Act to include cigarettes on a list of items you can’t dispose of by tossing them from a motor vehicle.

First and second offenses would be considered misdemeanors, punishable by a fine of up to $1,500 for each instance.

A third offense would be considered a felony, punishable by a $25,000 fine and between one and three years in prison.

The Sierra Club says cigarette butts are the most littered object in the entire world.

The law passed with a 71-45 vote in the Illinois House and with unanimous support in the Senate in May.

HB 3243 became a Public Act with Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature August 16, 2013.  It takes effect January 1, 2014.

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