115A.99 LITTER PENALTIES AND DAMAGES.
Subdivision 1. Civil penalty.
(a) A person who unlawfully places any portion of solid waste
in or on public or private lands, shorelands, roadways, or waters is subject to a civil penalty of
not less than twice nor more than five times the costs incurred by a state agency or political
subdivision to remove, process, and dispose of the waste.
(b) A state agency or political subdivision that incurs costs as described in this section may
bring an action to recover the civil penalty, related legal, administrative, and court costs, and
damages for injury to or pollution of the lands, shorelands, roadways, or waters where the waste
was placed if owned or managed by the entity bringing the action.
Subd. 2. Deposit of penalties and damages.
Civil penalties and damages collected under
subdivision 1 must be collected and distributed as required in chapter 484.
Subd. 3. Joinder; private action for damages.
A private person may join an action by the
state or a political subdivision to recover a civil penalty under subdivision 1 to allow the person to
recover damages for waste unlawfully placed on the person's property.
History: 1Sp1989 c 1 art 20 s 17; 1994 c 412 s 2; 2007 c 13 art 3 s 10