The department shall design and produce a litter bag bearing the state anti litter symbol and a statement of the penalties prescribed herein for littering in this state. The department may make litter bags available to the owners of motor vehicles and watercraft in this state and may also provide litter bags at no charge at points of entry into this state and at visitor centers to the operators of incoming vehicles and watercraft.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 251, § 2.)

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-10

  • Department: means the department of environmental management. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-3
  • Litter: means garbage, trash, waste, rubbish, ashes, cans, bottles, wire, paper, cartons, boxes, automobile parts, furniture, glass, or anything else of an unsightly or unsanitary nature thrown, dropped, discarded, placed, or deposited by a person on public property, on private property not owned by the person, or in or on waters of the state, unless the person has:

    (i) Been directed to do so by a public official as part of a litter collection drive;

    (ii) Discarded, thrown, dropped, placed, or discarded the material in a litter receptacle in a manner that prevented the material from being carried away by the elements; or

    (iii) Been issued a license or permit covering the material pursuant to chapters 18. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-3