May 25, 2016
Under the proposed bill, first-time offenders would be slapped with a $250 fine.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a similar bill in 2014 under the argument that local governments should decide such laws, not a centralized body.
The newly revised version, released from the state Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee under the primary sponsorship of Sen. Shirley Turner, D-Mercer/Hunterdon, would allow municipalities to designate up to 15 percent of a local beach as a smoking area.
Read more at NJ.com.