Senate Bill 5
150th General Assembly (2019 - 2020)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE LITTER CONTROL LAW.
This Act addresses the serious problem of individuals dumping large quantities of trash on public and private property, by: - Defining a “substantial quantity” of litter as being more than an amount contained in a standard garbage can. - Providing enhanced penalties for the unlawful dumping of a substantial quantity of litter. - Creating the Litter Investigation and Enforcement Fund, funded through restitution paid by offenders of this chapter, to support investigations to identify those who violate this chapter. This Act clarifies that a public authority or agency is not required to provide litter receptacles in a park or recreation area that is designated as a carry-on and carry-out facility. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.
Takes effect upon being signed into law