"I think it's a good idea, I think will keep our city cleaner, m a smoker myself and I think it will curb my appeal for throwing them out the window, I really don’t have $1,500 bucks laying around,” says Jacob Wilson.
The second time you're seen tossing a cigarette butt, the penalty is a fine up to $2,500. A third offense is a felony and you could spend up to three years in jail; some Stateliners say that goes too far."
this law was passed based on the false information that cigarette filters are not biodegradable. In fact, they are, here is some evidence:
Our filter tips are biodegradable over a period of between a month and three years, depending on environmental conditions. Although we are researching more rapid breakdown, at present we know of no practical way of making consumer-acceptable filters that would degrade so quickly that they would not cause short-term littering problems.
Here is some more:
Currently CA is generally recognized as a biodegradable polymer within the scientiﬁc community
So there you have it... do something a liberal doesn't like, and men with guns will rob you again and again, then eventually throw you in a cage.