By Justin Auciello
Planning on releasing a balloon New Jersey?
If one bill becomes law, that could cost you $500.
A measure introduced earlier this month in the state Senate by Declan J. O’Scanlon Jr., R-Monmouth, prohibits the intentional release of balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gases.
It cites balloons as a danger to wildlife and marine animals who mistake them as food or become entangled in the string.