ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Del. Jon Cardin says he will introduce a measure to ban the sale of non-biodegradable cigarette butts in Maryland.
Cardin said Thursday the legislation will call for starting the ban in 2015.READ MORE: Blue Angels Squadron Soars Over Annapolis In Dazzling Flight Demonstration
He says the measure would include a fine of up to $200 a pack for a business selling non-biodegradable cigarettes. The bill also would give the attorney general the authority to enforce the law through civil legal actions.READ MORE: Travelers Should Ready Their Cars For Hot Weather, Mind Move Over Law, AAA Says
Cardin says Maryland would become the first state to ban non-biodegradable cigarettes.
He says they should be banned because they pollute Maryland waterways. Cardin is running for the Democratic nomination for attorney general.MORE NEWS: Harbaugh Feels 'Really Good' About Secondary Thanks To Recent Additions, Including CB Kyle Fuller
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