Bill that Bans Smoking on Public Beaches Reaches Gov. Murphy's Desk

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Smoking on New Jersey's beaches is on its way to becoming a thing of the past.

The State Legislature approved a bill on Thursday, June 7th, to ban most smoking at public beaches.

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Much like previous versions of the bill that failed, the measure does not specify who would be responsible for enforcing the ban.

The bill allows for smokers to use designated smoking areas or to smoke in beach parking lots.

Fines for those who violate the smoking ban would start at $250 for a first offense and go up to $1,000 for a third offense.

The bill will move to Governor Phil Murphy's desk for final approval.

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