Governor vetoes Glazer bill to ban smoking on state beaches

Smoking hot butts will still be found on California state beaches after Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill introduced by East Bay State Sen. Steve Glazer that would have banned smoking on coastal beaches and some state parks.

“If people can’t smoke even on a deserted beach, where can they? There must be some limit to the coercive power of government,” Brown wrote Friday in his veto message.

Senate Bill 386 also contained a $486 fine, which Brown deemed excessive, he wrote.

However, there were strong indications from the beginning of the legislative cycle that Brown would not be amendable to Glazer’s bill.

A Senate analysis released in September noted four similar beach smoking bans have failed over the past decade, including one last year that was also vetoed by Brown. The veto message for State Sen. Marty Block’s Senate Bill 1333 also highlighted its excessive penalties.

Categories: ban, fines, Jerry Brown, legislature, SD7, smoking, State Senate, Steve Glazer, veto

4 replies

  1. Ah, good ol' Jerry the whore. Never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Slut for Big Tobacco.


  2. Stop busting Jerry's balls


  3. We'll bust that whore's balls until he go where the sun don't shine! What a slut for Big Tobacco and the environment's worst 'friend.'


  4. “If people can't smoke even on a deserted beach, where can they?” smoking room. There are many of them. Or smoke alone in a closed room. And there are many kids on the beach, want to harm the future of country?


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