Title 17. Education

Chapter 1. General School Law

Part III. Public Schools and School Children

Subpart B-1. Louisiana Environmental Education and Litter Reduction Act


17:203     Definitions


As used in this Subpart, the following words have the meanings ascribed to them unless the context requires otherwise: 


(1) “Commission” means the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission. 


(2) “Department” means the state Department of Education. 


(3) “Dispose” means to throw, discard, place, deposit, discharge, burn, dump, drop, eject, or allow the escape of a substance. 


(4) “Litter” means all waste material except as provided and defined in R.S. 30:2173, including but not limited to disposable packages, containers, sand, gravel, rubbish, cans, bottles, refuse, garbage, trash, cigarettes, cigarette butts, cigars, cigarillos, cigar or cigarillo tips, debris, dead animals, furniture or appliances, automotive parts including but not limited to tires and engines, trailers, boats and boating accessories, tools and equipment, and building materials, roofing nails, or other discarded materials of any kind and description. While being used for or distributed in accordance with their intended uses, litter shall not include political pamphlets, handbills, religious tracts and newspapers, and other similar printed materials, the unsolicited distribution of which is protected by the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of Louisiana. Litter shall not include agricultural products that are being transported from the harvest or collection site to a processing or market site if reasonable measures are taken to prevent the agricultural product from leaving the transporting vehicle. Litter shall also not include recyclable cardboard being transported in compressed bundles to processing facilities. “Agricultural product” as used in this definition means all crops, livestock, poultry, and forestry, and all aquacultural, floracultural, horticultural, silvicultural, and viticultural products. 


(5) “Local governing authority” means the governing authority of the parish or the governing authority of the municipality in which the littering offense was committed. 


(6) “Public or private property” means the right-of-way of any road or highway, levee, any body of water or watercourse or the shores or beaches thereof, any park, playground, building, refuge, or conservation or recreation area, and residential or farm properties, timberlands, or forests. 


(7) “Section” means the environmental education and litter reduction section located within and acting through the state Department of Education. 


Redesignated from R.S. 30:2504 by Acts 2020, No. 317, § 2, eff. June 12, 2020. Acts 2018, No. 509, § 1. Amended by Acts 2019, No. 238, § 1.