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Chicago News- “2014 Cigarette Butt Law, Punishable with Jail”

New Illinois law makes flicking cigarette butts a felony, punishable with jail time.

CHICAGO – Starting next year, Illinois law enforcement will not only be ticketing you for failure to wear a seatbelt or illegal use of a cell phone while driving, they’ll also be stopping motorists who flick cigarette butts out their windows.

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With former Democrat State Rep. Deb Mell’s bill HB 3243 now law, flicking butts will cost you. A first time conviction is a class B misdemeanor with a fine not exceeding $1,500. A second conviction is a class A misdemeanor with a fine not exceeding $1,500.

 

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Third or subsequent convictions will be a class 4 felony, punishable by a fine of $25,000 and imprisonment not less than one year and not more than three years.

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