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New Jersey Legislation

Sponsor(s): Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak (D-20), and Assm. Reed Gusciora (D-15), Connie Wagner (D-38), and John F. McKeon (D-27)

A2963/S2369: Requires Bear-Proof Containers

Born Free USA position: SUPPORT

Update: This bill has now become S.687 in the 2014-14 session.

Bill description: Requires that food and food waste be stored in bear-proof containers to minimize bear-human conflict. The bill applies to all people and facilities in all areas black bears are known to frequent. Violations would result in a fine between $50 and $1,000.

Read the bill here.

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