Officials Meet to Discuss Possible Smoking Ban On NJ Beaches

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The State of New Jersey is once again trying to ban most smoking on public beaches.

On Monday, June 4th, the State Assembly and Senate Committees met to consider the State's latest bill that would ban smoking at public beaches, except for designated smoking areas comprising 15-percent or less of the beach and parking lots.

Fines for violators would start at $250 for a first offense and reach $1,000 for a third offense.

But one key question remains on whether lifeguards, police officers or someone else would be responsible for enforcing the law.

That question has led previous attempts to enact a smoking ban to be vetoed.

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