TRENTON – A bill to prevent commercial snowplow operators from dumping snow onto public areas has become law.
Gov. Chris Christie signed the “Anti-Snow Dumping Act” (S-1924), sponsored by Sen. Donald Norcross, (D-5), Camden/Gloucester.
“During a number of storms last winter, we found that private snow removal operators were dumping snow onto public roads and other property,” Norcross said in a release today. “When this occurs, it creates a major safety hazard for drivers, it increases taxpayers’ costs and makes the job of public cleanup crews that much more difficult.”
Under this law, violations are punishable by a fine of $250 for the first offense, and a fine of $500 for each subsequent offense.