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Bill Would Allow Local Smoking Regulations In Parks

Publication Date: 10/20/2017
  • Author:News Service of Florida
  • Publication:WUFS News

A Senate Republican wants to allow cities and counties to be able to regulate smoking in public parks.

State law currently gives authority to the state to regulate smoking -- a concept known as preemption of local authority.

But the bill (SB 562), filed Thursday by Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Vero Beach, would allow cities and counties to "further restrict smoking within the boundaries of any public parks they own."