Cigarette butts on Florida beaches may soon disappear
The 2022 Legislative Session is underway and for 60-days, lawmakers will be debating policies that will shape the future of Florida’s towns and taxpayers.
One of the big issues affecting local communities this Legislation Session just passed its first committee stop.
Cigarette butts are one of the most common items found on Florida’s beaches. A bill by Representative Randy Fine would empower local decision-making and allow communities to decide if smoking is appropriate at public beaches and parks.
The Florida Senate is considering similar legislation, allowing local communities to provide reasonable smoke-free zones at public beaches, playgrounds and parks. A bill by State Senator Joe Gruters grants cities and counties the ability to make decisions that are best for their community.
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