SB 155/HB 100 – Highway Cleanup Act of 2021

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. David Craven, Jr. (R-Guilford, Randolph); Sen. Dean Proctor (R-Alexander, Catawba); Sen. Michael Lazzara (R-Jones, Onslow)

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. John Bell, IV (R-Greene, Johnston, Wayne); Rep. Brenden Jones (R-Columbus, Robeson); Rep. Charles Miller (R-Brunswick, New Hanover); Rep. Harrison (D-Guilford)


This bill would increase the fine range for various offenses related to littering.

This bill would also establish the Cops Clean NC Grant Program for Rural Counties, which would require the Department of Transportation to award grant funds to sheriffs’ offices located in rural counties to provide officers overtime pay for litter cleanup efforts.

This bill would also require the Department of Transportation to raise awareness and program participation in the following anti-litter programs: (1) Adopt-A-Highway, (2) Litter Sweep, (3) Sponsor-A-Highway, (4) Swat-A-Litter Bug, and (5) Cops Clean NC.


SB 155

Filed – 2/24/2021

HB 100

Filed – 2/16/2021

This bill was referred to the following House committees:



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