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AB-1142 State beaches and parks: smoking ban.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 5008.9 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

5008.9.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Cigar” has the same meaning as defined in Section 104550 of the Health and Safety Code.
(2) “Cigarette” has the same meaning as defined in Section 104556 of the Health and Safety Code.
(3) “Smoke or smoking” means the carrying of a lighted pipe, lighted cigar, or lighted cigarette, of any kind, or the lighting of a pipe, cigar, or cigarette, of any kind, including, but not limited to, tobacco or any other weed or plant.
(4) “State coastal beach” means an area that is owned, operated, or under the jurisdiction of the state, an agency of the state, or a department of the state and that adjoins the ocean, a bay, or an estuary.
(5) “Unit of the state park system” means an area specified in Section 5002.
(b) A person shall not smoke a cigar, cigarette, or other tobacco-related product on a state coastal beach or in a unit of the state park system.
(c) A person shall not dispose of used cigar, cigarette, or tobacco-related product waste within the boundaries of an area in which it is prohibited by this section.
(d) A person who violates this section is guilty of an infraction and shall be punished by a fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
(e) The Department of Parks and Recreation shall develop and post signs at a state coastal beach and a unit of the state park system to provide notice of the smoking prohibition set forth in subdivision (b). Signs shall be posted no later than January 1, 2016.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.