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SB-836 State beaches: smoking ban.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Glazer (S)
Levine (A)
Allen (S) , Baker (A) , Gonzalez Fletcher (A) , Mark Stone (A)
State beaches: smoking ban.
An act to add Section 5008.9 to the Public Resources Code, relating to state beaches.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/29/18 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/29/18 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/10/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
08/30/18 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 26. Noes 11. Page 6026.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
08/29/18 In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

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.