Section 45-15-170.20


Published: 2015

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Section 45-15-170.20

Section 45-15-170.20Enforcement.

(a) The Cleburne County Health Department may enforce littering laws, and other laws relating to littering in Cleburne County, in addition to health laws and regulations governing the control and disposal of solid waste in Cleburne County, and shall be empowered with the authority of peace officers as defined by state law for the purpose of enforcing such laws.



(b) Mail or other personal items bearing the name or address of the recipient or former owner thereof among refuse, garbage, waste paper, trash, litter, or other debris unlawfully placed, thrown, left, or dumped within Cleburne County shall constitute prima facie evidence that the person whose name or address appears on the mail or other personal item unlawfully placed, put, threw, left, dumped, or deposited the refuse, garbage, waste paper, trash, litter, or other debris; and any person, law enforcement officer, or member of the Cleburne County Health Department shall have the authority to seek prosecution against such person based on such prima facie evidence.



(c) It is unlawful to dump, deposit, place, throw, or leave refuse, paper, litter, rubbish, debris, filthy or odoriferous objects, substances, or other trash upon a state or county highway, road, or other public thoroughfare in Cleburne County, and any person upon first conviction thereof shall be punished by fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500) or shall provide in-kind service to the county through public works. Citations for violations of this section shall be issued in the same manner as are citations for violations of the rules of the road. Any fines provided for in this section shall be deposited in the general fund of the county.

(Act 87-533, p. 812, §§1-3.)