Snow Shoveling And More: Christie Acts On Dozens of Bills


New Jersey residents who want to advertise snow-shoveling services within 24 hours of snowy conditions can do so without fear of running afoul of local laws.

The measure, which lawmakers call the Right to Shovel bill, was one of 93 bills Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Tuesday as he cleared his desk of 158 measures. He rejected 65.

Snow shoveling made headlines a year ago when two Bound Brook teens were asked by police to stop handing out fliers advertising their services. Police at the time said they were more concerned about the teens’ safety, not that they were operating without a license. But lawmakers worried that the tradition of earning some money by shoveling could be in jeopardy.

He also signed into a law allowing residents getting medical care for an illness that changes their appearance to continue using pre-treatment photos on driver’s licenses.

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