The sale of high powered laser pointers has been banned in New Jersey. Legislation sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Nelson Albano was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. The bill was introduced in response to a spate of aircraft lasings and citizen harassment that occurred in Ocean City in recent years, including seven aircraft illuminations. Two cases of lasers aimed at planes headed to Newark Liberty International Airport were being investigated as recently as Friday, according to published reports. The bill would prohibit the sale of laser pointers that exceed one milliwatt in output power. Current federal regulations allow for the sale of laser pointers that have an output power of up to five milliwatts.