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Legislature passes two bills to improve safety at ski resorts

SACRAMENTO — The State Legislature on Wednesday took steps to increase safety for snowboarders and skiers at California resorts.

Assembly Bill 1652, authored by Assemblymember Dave Jones, D-Sacramento, requires California ski resorts to make public reports about all fatal injuries occurring at the resort. It also requires resorts to create and make public annual safety plans, and implement better signage warning of boundaries and other dangers.

AB 1652 was approved by the Assembly by a vote of 51-22.

In addition, Senate Bill 880, authored by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco), would require all children under age 18 to wear helmets while skiing and snowboarding. SB 880 was approved by the Senate by a vote of 22-11.

The governor must sign or veto both bills by Sept. 30.

– The Tahoe Daily Tribune contributed to this story.

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