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Lawmaker Looks To Give Locals Control Over Smoking

Publication Date: 2018-02-28
  • Author:Regan McCarthy
  • Publication:WFSU (Tallahassee FL)

Much has been made this session about efforts by Florida lawmakers to take power away from local governments. But a measure is scheduled for a discussion on the Senate floor Thursday that would expand local control--in this case when it comes to tobacco use.

Right now, decisions about where smoking is allowed are left up to the state. But Senator Debbie Mayfield wants local governments to decide whether people should be allowed to smoke in public parks.