Legislation that would increase littering penalties in Louisiana is heading to Gov. Bobby Jindal for approval.

The House and Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to House Bill 33, which would double fines people must pay when they are ticketed for throwing their trash on the ground.

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.

Follow Elizabeth Crisp on Twitter @elizabethcrisp. For more coverage of Louisiana state government and politics, follow our Politics blog at http://blogs.theadvocate.com/politicsblog .