language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1991 CHAPTER 138-H.F.No. 882 An act relating to traffic regulations; increasing criminal and civil penalties for littering; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 169.42, subdivision 5; and 169.421, subdivision 4. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 169.42, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. [PENALTY.] Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor. The record of any conviction of or plea of guilty under this section of a person operating a motor vehicle shall be immediately forwarded to the department of public safety for inclusion upon that offender's driving record. Any second or subsequent offense under this section shall require a minimum fine in the amount of
$100$400. Any judge may, for any violation of this section, order the offender to pick up litter along any public highway or road for four to eight hours under the direction of the department of transportation, with the option of a jail sentence being imposed. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 169.421, subdivision 4, is amended to read: Subd. 4. [DAMAGES.] Any person or governmental body injured by a violation of subdivision 3 may bring a civil action and recover as damages the actual costs of removal and disposal of the litter plus exemplary damages not to exceed $100$400, together with costs and disbursements, including reasonable attorney's fees, as determined by the court. Presented to the governor May 17, 1991 Signed by the governor May 21, 1991, 1:34 p.m.