Florida legislatures to hear bills that could lead to smoking bans in beaches and parks
Wednesday 15 September 2021
by Florida News Service Day Wednesday 15 September 2021 in a 4:56 pm
The attempt to allow local governments to restrict smoking on beaches and parks returned before the legislature.
Senator Joe Grotters, R-Sarasota, and Representative Randy Fine, R-Brevard County, introduced bills (SB 224 and HB 105) Wednesday that would allow counties and municipalities to restrict smoking within the boundaries of beaches and parks. The bills would create an exception to a law giving the state control over smoking regulation.
The treadmill bill would also ban smoking in state parks. Bills are submitted for consideration during the 2022 legislative session, which will begin in January. Similar proposals during the 2021 session had the endorsement of two Senate committees, but they were not heard in the House.
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