Litterers will be sentenced to pick up trash

GoErie.com – A new state law will make those who dump rubbish responsible for picking it up — and picking up more besides.  Legislation signed into law last week by Gov. Tom Wolf also will make litterers pay another price — increased fines of up to $1,000.  Act 62 of 2018 additionally allows highway officials to designate areas as litter enforcement corridors. Fines for dumping rubbish in those areas will be doubled. Businesses dumping rubbish in a litter enforcement corridor will pay triple fines.  “When you look at all of the trash along our roads, it’s clear that fines alone are not enough to deter this crime,” state Sen. Mario Scavello, a Monroe County Republican, said in a statement. Scavello was the prime sponsor of the new law.

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PA litterbugs face trash pick-up punishment under amended law

The Times – Senate Bill 431, which Wolf signed on June 28, calls for people guilty of their first summary littering offense to pick up litter or illegally dumped trash for between five and 30 hours within six months in addition to the existing fine of between 50 and 300 dollars.  Litterbugs face more punishment under an anti-littering bill recently signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.  Senate Bill 431, which Wolf signed on June 28, calls for people guilty of their first summary littering offense to pick up litter or illegally dumped trash for between five and 30 hours within six months in addition to the existing fine of between $50 and $300.

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