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Senate Approves Child Ski Helmet Bill
California Chronicle

On a 21-13 bipartisan vote, the California Senate today approved legislation to safeguard children who enjoy California´s alpine sports: skiing and snowboarding. SB 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 is modeled after existing law that requires minors to wear helmets while riding a bicycle. The bill would also require ski resorts to post signs and information about the law.