State Assembly committee approves ski helmet rules

April 20, 2010 5:18:39 PM PDT
At the state capitol, a bill designed to prevent injuries and deaths at California ski resorts is headed to the full assembly.

The Assembly judiciary committee approved the bill Tuesday.

It would require all children under 18 to wear helmets while skiing and snowboarding.

It would also require ski resorts to make annual safety plans, and report on the monthly numbers of deaths and injuries.

Right now, California ski resorts are not required to publicly release that information.