City repeals boardwalk swimsuit ban

July 12, 2012 at 12:19 PM   |   0 comments

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ASBURY PARK, N.J., July 12 (UPI) -- A New Jersey city council has voted to repeal a 1958 law banning swimsuits from being worn on the city's boardwalk.

The Asbury Park City Council repeated the bathing suit ban Wednesday after the 54-year-old law was brought to the attention of officials by a former councilwoman who wanted to see the ban enforced, WKXW 101.5 FM, Trenton, N.J., reported Thursday.

Councilwoman Sue Henderson said it should be up to business owners to decide whether swimming suits are appropriate attire for their facilities.

"Local restaurants can decide what they feel is appropriate, but times have changed here and I think we need to change with them," she said.

The ban carried a maximum fine of $2,000 and 90 days in jail.

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