Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB836—(state beaches)—An Act relating to beaches—Sent to Governor on 9/10

This bill prohibits smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, on units of state coastal beaches; and prohibits the disposal of used cigar or cigarette waste, except that park directors can designate smoking areas. It also includes an exemption for the filming of movies and television programs.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause