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2021 House Bill 4084: Authorize fines for illegal garbage dumping
Introduced by Rep. Cynthia Johnson (D) on February 2, 2021
To make it a misdemeanor punishable by fines up to $2,500 for unauthorized dumping of between 3 cubic feet and 5 cubic yards of refuse or trash, with the fine going up by another $2,500 for each subsequent offense. Employers would be potentially liable, and offenders could also be ordered to clean up the mess. Under current law this is a civil not criminal offense.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 2, 2021
Reported in the House on November 9, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on February 22, 2022
Referred to the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on February 22, 2022