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N. C. Litter Laws 


On January 1, 2002, the General Assembly of North Carolina signed into law Senate Bill 1014, entitled: An Act to Strengthen The Littering Laws (G.S. 14-399-effective 3-01-02).

In summary, the law defines intentional and unintentional littering and associated penalties ranging from $250 upwards with required community service, court and attorney fees.

The law is comprised of sixteen sections which cover a broad category of areas such as in part: definitions, penalties, exemptions, enforcement authority, tarping requirements, mowing contractors from highway right-of-ways, littering signs on interstates and semiannual reporting requirements to the Governor. Go here to view the law as written.



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