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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

If you're a smoker in Shreveport, you might want to hold on to your butts or it could cost you money and time.

Governor Bobby Jindal has signed a bill into law that labels cigarette butts as litter and the Shreveport Police are trying to determine the best way to enforce that new law.

"Laws are constantly changing," said Sgt. Bill Goodin of the SPD. "It's one of the things we're required to update our officers on every year."

The first offense would cost you $300 and 8 hours of community service in a litter cleanup program. With a second offense you'd be looking at $700 and 16 hours of cleanup work.

"What we're going to do is let the city attorney review it, and then make a determination on how best to proceed," Goodin said.

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