Rep. Tim Whelan Testifies in Support of Highway Litter Act

Littering fines would increase from $200 to $1,000...
Rep. Tim Whelan testifying before the Joint Committee on Transportation Wednesday at the State House. (Courtesy of Rep. Whelan)

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:
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