?The California Spa & Pool Industry Education
Council(SPEC), a lobbying firm, has sponsored A.B. 2409 in
an attempt to separate pools and spas from the definition
of “waterfeature” in the Model Water
Efficient Landscape Ordinance. The bill passed the state
Assembly’s Water Parks and Wildlife Committee at
its April 13 hearing.
Across the country, New Jersey beaches soon may be
smoke-free. Three bills that would ban smoking on
Jersey’s shores have been proposed — one
focuses solely on state-owned beaches; the others mention
shorelines run by municipalities, parks and other public
entities. Insiders think the bills may be condensed into
one proposal as they pass through the state Senate.