Senate Bill Filed In Florida Would Prohibit Beachgoers From Smoking on Public Beaches

By  //  January 2, 2019

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If passed, it would go into effect July 1

Legislation filed by a Florida state senator from Sarasota on Tuesday would make smoking tobacco on public Sunshine State beaches illegal. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (WKMG) – Legislation filed by a Florida state senator from Sarasota on Tuesday would make smoking tobacco on public Sunshine State beaches illegal.

Senate Bill 218 filed by Republican Sen. Joe Gruters would prohibit beachgoers from smoking tobacco on public beaches.

If the legislation passes, law enforcement officers would issue citations to anyone smoking on a public beach, according to the bill.

Fines would not exceed $25 or more than 10 hours of community service.

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