Post by willie with tan lines on Oct 13, 2017 17:05:57 GMT -8
California Governor Vetoes Smoking Ban at Beaches and Parks
Beachcombers might be split over some of Governor Moonbeam’s recent moves. Late last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a pair of bills that would’ve banned smoking and vaping on nearly 300 miles of state beaches and in 280 state parks.
“If people can’t smoke even on a deserted beach, where can they?” Brown asked in his veto message, calling the measures overbroad and noting that monetary penalties could’ve totaled hundreds of dollars after mandatory assessments.
A violation that would’ve carried a $100 fine under one measure could have climbed to $485 after court assessments were factored in, the governor said. “There must be some limit to the coercive power of government,” he wrote. ...