…but whatever you do, don’t toss it out a car window if you’re in Illinois!
Yes, it will be a class 4 felony with a $25,000 fine and 1-3 years in the slammer if you get caught a third time tossing your butts out the car window.
This law, which takes effect January 1, 2014 was so popular that all state senators voted for it, as did the two QC Dem reps, Smitty and Verschoore.
Obviously I don’t have a dog in this fight since I don’t smoke and rarely visit Illinois, but my guess is that this is another law that will be loosely enforced but used by the police to stop cars containing suspected drugs, criminals or other undesirables.
I don’t have the exact quote, but a while back John Boehner said the feds had plenty of laws on the books—in fact, too many to enforce and that we needed more laws repealed rather than more created.
Illinois needs to take his advice—or elect more Republicans.