HOUSE BILL No. 1170
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 14-15-2-15; IC 35-45-3-2.
Synopsis: Littering. Makes depositing litter, filth, a putrid or
unwholesome substance, or the contents of a toilet, catch basin, or
grease trap: (1) from a watercraft; and (2) into or upon public waters or
the banks of public waters; a Class A infraction instead of a Class B
infraction. Makes littering a Class A infraction instead of a Class B
infraction if refuse is placed or left in, on, or within 100 feet of a body
of water that is under the jurisdiction of the: (1) department of natural
resources; or (2) United States Army Corps of Engineers. Requires that
a civil judgment of at least $1,000 be imposed for these Class A
Effective: July 1, 2007.
January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs.
First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1170
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
natural and cultural resources.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 14-15-2-15; (07)IN1170.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 14-15-2-15 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 15. (a) Except as
provided in subsection (b), a person who violates this chapter commits
a Class C infraction.
(b) A person who violates section 8 of this chapter commits a
B Class A infraction. Notwithstanding IC 34-28-5-4(a), a judgment
of at least one thousand dollars ($1,000) shall be imposed for each
Class A infraction committed in violation of section 8 of this
SOURCE: IC 35-45-3-2; (07)IN1170.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 35-45-3-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 2. (a) A person who
recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally places or leaves refuse on
property of another person, except in a container provided for refuse,
commits littering, a Class B infraction. However, the offense is a
Class A infraction if the refuse is placed or left in, on, or within one
hundred (100) feet of a body of water that is under the jurisdiction
(1) department of natural resources; or
(2) United States Army Corps of Engineers.
Notwithstanding IC 34-28-5-4(a), a judgment of at least one
thousand dollars ($1,000) shall be imposed for each Class A
infraction committed under this section.
(b) "Refuse" includes solid and semisolid wastes, dead animals, and
(c) Evidence that littering was committed from a moving vehicle
other than a public conveyance constitutes prima facie evidence that it
was committed by the operator of that vehicle.