Balloon Release Ban Ordinance Pending – USAPosted on August 7, 2017 by DrRossH in Balloons
The Stone Harbor Borough Council approved the first reading of a proposed ordinance Aug. 1 that would ban the intentional release of helium-inflated balloons and sky lanterns.
In Atlantic County, Atlantic City, Margate, Ventnor, Longport and Somers Point have enacted laws as well.
Advocates of the ban have been busy nationally and have achieved state laws against balloon release in California, Virginia, Connecticut, Tennessee, and Florida. A similar state bill (S3177) was introduced May 15 by Sen. James Whelan (D-2nd) in Trenton that would prohibit the release of the lighter-than-air gas.