CBS New York
TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — When the next storm hits, be careful where you dump that snow — one New Jersey official is pushing for new legislation that would fine snow plow operators if they pile snow in spaces set aside for people with disabilities.
The ‘Snow Removal Bill,’ introduced by Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle, will impose a fine for snow plow operators who deposit snow on designated access ramps, curb cuts, special parking spaces, or other areas designed to provide access to people with disabilities, CBS2’s Elise Finch reported.
“If areas are clearly marked accessible, these should be cleared out right away,” Huttle said. “It not only safeguards people with disabilities, it’s obviously a safe thing to do and it’s the neighborly thing to do.”Read more
Brent Johnson, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Trenton -- Attention, New Jersey's kids and teenagers: You can now legally offer to shovel your neighbor's driveway when a snowstorm is set to hit.
And it comes just in time, with a massive storm predicted to wallop the Garden State this weekend.
Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law Tuesday that would block towns from preventing residents in New Jersey from offering their shoveling services within 24 hours of an impending storm.Read more
Vainieri Huttle Bill to Allow Solicitation of Snow Removal Services Ahead of Snow Storm Signed into Law
Bill in response to Bound Brook incident where two young men passing out flyers offering snow-shoveling services were stopped by police for breaking local solicitation law
(TRENTON) -- Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle that would allow individuals to solicit their snow shoveling services ahead of a snowstorm without fear of breaking local laws was signed into law Tuesday.
For up to 24 hours prior to a predicted snowstorm, the new law (formerly A-4213) supersedes any municipal ordinance that allows the municipality to regulate the solicitation of snow shoveling services.
Phil Gregory, WBGO News
Teenagers in New Jersey might not have to wait until the flakes start falling to let neighbors know they're shovel ready.
Legislation awaiting Governor Christie's approval would permit teens to ask homeowners if they need shoveling services within 24 hours of a predicted snowstorm.Read more
Toniann Antonelli, NJ1015
New Jersey teens that shovel snow for neighbors in exchange for money is a time-honored tradition, but in some municipalities kids could actually be breaking the law.
That’s because it’s illegal to solicit snow shoveling services without getting a permit first in some municipalities across the state.
The Assembly is expected to vote on a measure Monday that would allow unregulated solicitation for kids to perform snow shoveling within 24 hours of a predicted storm.Read more