Christie Signs 50 Bills into Law, 'Garden State' Official New Jersey State Slogan

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On Monday, August 7th, Governor Chris Christie signed more than 50 bills into law that will have varying effects on the citizens of New Jersey. 

The extensive amount of new laws stemmed from June voting sessions from which the Democrat-led State Legislature sent Christie dozens of bills.

The name "Garden State" has appeared on the state's license plates since 1954, but is now officially recognized as the state's slogan after Christie signed the bill into law.

Another measure repeals a law going back to at least 1877 on what millers could charge for grinding grain, while another law gives town officials the ability to treat smoking violations as civil, not criminal offenses.

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