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Regulation of Smoking by Counties and Municipalities (Support)

HB 105 (Fine) and SB 224 (Gruters) authorize cities and counties to restrict smoking within the boundaries of any public beach or park they own. The bills specify that municipalities can restrict smoking within the boundaries of a beach or park that is owned by the county but located within the city, as long as it does not conflict with any county ordinance. The Senate bill language prohibits smoking within state parks; the House bill does not contain this language. (Taggart)