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SB-386 State beaches and parks: smoking ban.(2017-2018)

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Bill Status
SB-386
Glazer (S)
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Allen (S) , Baker (A) , Bloom (A) , Gonzalez Fletcher (A) , Mark Stone (A)
State beaches and parks: smoking ban.
03/17/17
An act to add Section 5008.9 to the Public Resources Code, relating to state beaches and parks.
Senate
09/15/17
09/07/17

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/06/17 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/06/17 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/19/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/13/17 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 28. Noes 12. Page 2841.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
09/13/17 In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 386 without my signature.

This bill prohibits smoking on state coastal beaches and throughout the State Park System, and requires the Department of Parks and Recreation to post signs to notify the public of the smoking ban.

Last year I vetoed Senate Bill 1333, a similar measure, because I believed that such a far-reaching prohibition in every state park and on every state beach was too broad. In addition, the fine prescribed in this bill for lighting one cigarette is excessive: $485 dollars, after the mandatory assessments.

If people can't smoke even on a deserted beach, where can they? There must be some limit to the coercive power of government.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.