Be careful, smokers: new Illinois law brings potential fine for dropping your butts

SHARE Be careful, smokers: new Illinois law brings potential fine for dropping your butts

AP File Photo

A bill signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn on August 16 will add cigarette butts to the state’s Litter Control Act come January 1, a violation that carries a potential Class B misdemeanor charge and a fine up to $1,500. So be careful with your butts, smokers.

Illinois’ Littering Control Act also requires the owner of any business or public owner to provide receptacles for the proper disposal of litter. If no receptables are provided, owners face a $100 fine and a petty offense charge.

HB 3243 was introduced in February by former representative Deb Mell and passed the House 71-45 (roll call) before cruising through the Senate 55-0 (roll call).

[Via the Rockford Register Star]

The Latest
Getsy is out to prove he’d head-coaching material, and if he can spur Fields and the offense to leap forward next season, he’ll get the opportunity he covets.
Here are seven games, with some picks, to keep tabs on.
Hunter Dickinson scored 19 points and Michigan pulled away in the second half to earn a 68-51 win Thursday night in Evanston.
After struggling in January, averaging only 8.5 points in the Bulls’ 14 games, Dosunmu scored 22 points in their first game of February. He shot 9-for-10 from the field.