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21-5815. Criminal littering. (a) Criminal littering is recklessly depositing or causing to be deposited any object or substance into, upon or about:

(1) Any public street, highway, alley, road, right-of-way, park or other public place, or any lake, stream, watercourse, or other body of water, except by direction of some public officer or employee authorized by law to direct or permit such acts; or

(2) any private property without the consent of the owner or occupant of such property.

(b) Criminal littering is an unclassified misdemeanor punishable:

(1) Upon a first conviction by a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $1,000;

(2) upon a second conviction by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,000; and

(3) upon a third or subsequent conviction by a fine of not less than $2,000 nor more than $4,000.

(c) The provisions of K.S.A. 8-15,102, and amendments thereto, are excepted from the application of this section.

(d) In addition to the fines in subsection (b), a person convicted of littering shall be required to pick up litter for a time prescribed by and at a place within the jurisdiction of the court.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, ยง 101; July 1, 2011.

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