Yet another bill—at least the second of this year—has been introduced that will try to ban smoking at all public beaches in New Jersey.
Last week, S.2534 was introduced and passed by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. The bill will extend a current beach smoking ban bill to include all public beaches. In 2016, a beach smoking ban was passed, but it only covered state-owned public beaches. Then-governor Chris Christie vetoed language that would have banned smoking at public city and county beaches.
Since then, multiple bills have tried—and failed—to extend the beach smoking ban.