From State Rep. Tim Whelan (R-Brewster):
I started off this morning testifying in front of the Joint Committee on Transportation in favor of a bill I jointly filed with my friends, Reps. Randy Hunt and Sarah Peake. H.3917 - An act to reduce litter on the highways of the Commonwealth, aims to increase the fine for spillage of trash or a manifested load into the roadway from the current $200 to $1,000 in an effort to gain compliance and keep rubbish where it belongs- on-board the truck.
This bill has been co-sponsored by 23 colleagues from around the state and has wide support in both major political parties in both the House and Senate. Although it is a brief one sentence in length, click on the link below to read the bill: