Christie Signs 'Code Blue' Bill Into Law

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TRENTON, N.J. -

An initiative that started in Cumberland County has now officially gone statewide.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed into law a bill that would assist people in need of shelter during severe weather events.

The bill — sponsored by First District Democrats Sen. Jeff Van Drew, and Assemblymen Bruce Land and Bob Andrzejczak — directs county offices of emergency management throughout the state to coordinate emergency shelter and services for the homeless during Code Blue alerts.

A Code Blue alert will be issued if temperatures reach 25 degrees Fahrenheit or lower without precipitation, or if there is precipitation and the temperatures drop to 32 degrees or lower.

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