New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) signed legislation (A1888) on November 19, 2012, that will allow the state to suspend or revoke the licenses of medical professionals or waste-handling companies found liable of illegally dumping medical waste. The new law subjects health care professionals, medical waste facilities, generators, or transporters to license-related punishments if, after a hearing, state officials find they are responsible for the willful, illegal or improper disposal of regulated medical waste. The law adds to current penalties under the state’s Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999, Comprehensive Regulated Medical Waste Management Act, Water Pollution Control Act, and Ocean Dumping Enforcement Act. See Law360, November 19, 2012.