Ski helmets for kids and propane for plumbers: Christie signs seven bills into law

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed some bills into law today, including a few with obscure applications.

The bills are as follows:

-A3094/S2180 (Coughlin, Wisniewski, McKeon, Pou, Rodriquez/Vitale), which permits the Department of Transportation  to contract with a county or municipality for certain work on highways to prevent public hazards.

-S130/A3320 (Bucco, Pennacchio/Spencer, Bucco, Rumana, Conaway, Vainieri Huttle), which requires a person under 18 years of age who engages in downhill skiing to wear a securely fitted protective helmet, or else parents and guardians could be fined a maximum of $25 for a first offense, $100 for a subsequent offense.

-S817/A2890 (Vitale, Allen/Vainieri Huttle, Coughlin), which amends the “Health Care Facility-Associated Infection Reporting and Prevention Act,” to allow for the transmission of data that includes identifying information about patients, thereby enabling the Department of Health and Senior Services to independently verify data submitted by hospitals. 

-S2064/A3611 (Norcross/Prieto, Milam), which allows certain plumbers and heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration contractors to perform propane services.

-SJR20/AJR42 (Vitale/Conaway, Quijano), which designates the month of February in each year as “Children’s Dental Health Month.”

-A2416/S1782 (Fuentes, Wilson, Rudder/Norcross, Scutari), which enhances the current procedure for obtaining a restraining order under the “Drug Offender Restraining Order Act of 1999.”

-A2721/S2013 (Burzichelli, Rumana, Quijano, Caputo/Oroho, O’Toole), which extends state agency rules from five years to seven years, and changes procedures for readoption of rules.

Ski helmets for kids and propane for plumbers: Christie signs seven bills into law