NJ Bill Could Require Beachgoers to Tie Beach Umbrellas To Sand
New Jersey Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, who is a Monmouth County Democrat, introduced a bill that would require beach umbrellas to be secured to the sand. If passed the bill states that umbrellas should be tied down to the sand with straps or be held down using sandbags.
As it stands the bill only requires this on days when the wind hits 25mph or more though Houghtaling says that he wants to rewrite it so that it’s required no matter the wind speed.
The bill also requires stores that sell umbrellas to post a warning sign about the dangers of umbrellas. On top of this there is a fine put into the bill for those who don’t follow the rules. For a first time violation it’s $50 and moves up to $250 for a third. At this time the bill does not say who would enforce the law.
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