It would probably be wise of you to keep your litter inside a trashcan. HB 243 authored by Rep. Sandford will increase the penalties for littering, and hold the “litterer” liable for any damage done.
- BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI: SECTION 1. Section 97-15-29, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
- (1) Anyone who shall put, throw, dump or leave on the roads and highways of this state, or within the limits of the rights-of-way of such roads and highways, or upon any private property, any cigarette or cigar stubs, or any other thing or substance likely to ignite the grass or underbrush on a road or highway, in addition to being civilly liable for all damages caused by such act shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished as provided by subsection (3) of this section.