TRENTON, NJ - Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation banning the sale or installation of equipment containing greenhouse gases has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The new law transitions the State to less harmful alternatives by prohibiting hydrofluorocarbons and other gases that threaten the ozone.

“Moving to more environmentally benign refrigerants benefits the climate and reduces health risks to the public,” said Bateman (R-16). “Replacement gases are available and proven. I am pleased this bipartisan measure has become law.”

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HFCs are a form of greenhouse gases that contain hydrogen, fluorine and carbon. They are commonly used in various commercial and industrial applications.

The phase-out of HFCs required by Bateman’s measure begins on July 1 and becomes more extensive each year through 2024.