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Louisiana Lawmakers Hope To Label Cigarette Butts As Litter, Fines Could Be Coming

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Lawmakers in Louisiana agree that cigarette butts are litter and they hope that fines can soon be issued to those who dispose of the butts from out of their vehicle. 

The bill to declare cigarette butts as litter got the final passage from House, by a majority vote, and now heads to the desk of Gov. Bobby Jindal for final approval.

The bill calls for a $300 fine for any first time offenders and eight hours of community service in a litter cleanup program.

A second offense will cost $700 and require 16 hours of cleanup work. On a third offense, violators could give up their driver’s licenses for a year, pay a $1,500 fine and have to perform 80 hours of cleanup.

We want to know what you think about this bill. Do you think it’s time for our wonderful state to get aggressive with this or do you think that this is a waste of time and resources? Let us know what you think of this issue in the comment section below.

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