Leland Yee Introduces Ski Helmet Law -- Again

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Sen.Leland Yee is making another attempt to make the ski slopes safer in California.

The San Francisco Democrat, who is making a bid for San Francisco mayor, wants to force kids to wear a helmet when they ski and snowboard. Yee has reintroduced his bill that failed last year after then Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed companion legislation, essentially killing Yee's safety bill.

Yee claims that half of of all skiing deaths are directly caused by head injuries -- and helmets can reduce that as well as the possibility of brain trauma by as much as 29 percent.
"Ski slopes are perhaps the last area of recreation where we do not have basic safety standards in place for children," Yee says. "We currently do not allow parental choice for car seats and seat belts or basic vaccinations for children attending school; nor should a helmet for kids on ski slopes be optional."

Staffers at Yee's office would not confirm whether the senator skies or if he wears a helmet.

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This is another example of where a part time legislature is justified. These meddling idiots have too much time on their hands to dream up stupid laws. Are we now going to need real "Ski Patrols" to enforce this? How many deputies dressed in white snowsuits will be hired? Where is that money coming from. How about if skiing is banned for those under 18? I am a parent of 2 children, 25 and 22. Let me decide what is best for them.

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