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House Bill No. 5077

Public Act No. 02-15

AN ACT CONCERNING ILLEGAL DUMPING.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsections (c) and (d) of section 22a-250 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(c) No person shall dump, as defined in subdivision (12) of section 22a-248, any material upon any public property in the state or upon private property in this state not owned by [him] such person except when (1) such property is designated by the state or any political subdivision thereof for dumping [and such person is authorized to use such property] or such property is a licensed facility for such purpose, and (2) such person is authorized to use such property. It shall not be a defense under this subsection that the dumping occurred with the permission of the property owner. The commissioner or the municipality in which such dumping occurs may, upon complaint or on their own initiative, investigate any violation of this subsection.

(d) No person shall dump, as defined in this subsection, any material upon any public property in the state or upon private property in this state not owned by [him] such person except when (1) such property is designated by the state or any political subdivision thereof for dumping [and such person is authorized to use such property] or such property is a licensed facility for such purpose, and (2) such person is authorized to use such property. The commissioner or the municipality in which such dumping occurs may, upon complaint or on their own initiative, investigate any violation of this subsection. It shall not be a defense under this subsection that the dumping occurred with the permission of the property owner. As used in this subsection "dump" means to discard automobiles or automobile parts, large appliances, tires, bulky waste, hazardous waste, as defined in section 22a-115, or any other similar material.

Approved April 30, 2002