Littering; illegal dumping or disposal of unsightly matter from motor vehicle. (HB158)

Introduced By

Del. Paul Nichols (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Highways; littering unsightly matter. Provides when the matter illegally dumped or disposed of was ejected from a motor vehicle or transported to the disposal site in a motor vehicle, the court, in addition to the criminal penalty provided, may suspend the defendant's license to operate a motor vehicle for a period not to exceed 30 days. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/21/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086984654
12/21/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/15/2008Referred from Transportation
01/15/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/12/2008Left in Courts of Justice


Mark Brooks writes:

If this bill includes the same penalties for trash operators as it does citizens, then I would be inclined to support it.

I am not hopeful that companies that haul waste will be cited or have their operator's licenses revoked or suspended.

Tim McCormack writes:

Wow. Chuck an apple core out the window, lose your license for a month?

nick writes:

This sounds great. Virginia is one of the worst states for roadside litter. Between this and a bottle redemption bill, the problem could be changed. Of course the police would have to enforce this ordinance.