Lawmaker Targets Smoking On Beaches
A Senate Republican on Wednesday filed a proposal that would make it illegal for people to smoke on public beaches.
Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, filed the measure (SB 218) for consideration during the legislative session that starts March 5.
Under the proposal, law-enforcement officers would be able to issue citations to people who smoke on public beaches.
Penalties would be fines up to $25 or 10 hours of community service.