Legislation that would increase littering penalties in Louisiana is heading to Gov. Bobby Jindal for approval.
Under the final version of the bill, litter fines would go from $75 for a first offense of simple littering to $150. A second offense would set litterbugs back $1,000.
Simple littering is the disposal of litter on public or private property or on waters of the state.
Fines for “gross littering,” or the intentional disposal of large items, would double to $1,000 to $2,000 for a first offense.
Money from the increase in fines will be directed to the retirement system of the law enforcement agency that issues the citation.