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AB-1097 State beaches and parks: smoking ban.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Levine (A)
Glazer (S)
Gonzalez Fletcher (A)
State beaches and parks: smoking ban.
An act to add Section 5008.91 to the Public Resources Code, relating to state beaches and parks.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/29/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/11/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
08/31/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 57. Noes 22. Page 7103.).
08/29/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
08/29/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 27. Noes 12. Page 5969.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning the following bills without my signature:

Assembly Bill 1097
Senate Bill 835
Senate Bill 836

These bills prohibit smoking in state parks, on state beaches, and at any picnic area on a state beach and require the Department of Parks and Recreation to post signs to notify the public of the smoking ban.

I have vetoed similar measures in each of the last two years. Third time is not always a charm. My opinion on the matter has not changed. We have many rules telling us what we can't do and these are wide open spaces.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.