NJ ski helmet bill inching closer to being a law

    After two decades of on-and-off consideration from New Jersey legislators, a bill requiring young skiers to wear helmets is close to being a law.

    As Carolyn Beeler reports, the bill awaits approval from the New Jersey Senate and Gov. Chris Christie. If enacted, skiers under 18 will have wear helmets at resorts. Unlike an earlier bill that never passed, parents — not ski resorts — now face fines if their children are caught sans helmets.

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