Bill Would Allow Local Smoking Regulations In Parks
Publication Date: 2017-10-20
- 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."