Legislative Update: Governor vetoes two tobacco-related bills

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The deadline for the governor to sign or veto new legislation was October 15. Governor Brown vetoed two tobacco-related bills that would have banned smoking within state parks and coastal beaches, citing over-reaching powers of government and excessive fines as reason to stop the bills from becoming law.

The first year of the 2017/2018 legislative session ended on Friday, September 18. One tobacco-related bill is eligible to be revisited during the next legislative session, which will reconvene on Wednesday, January 3. For the complete legislative update, please click here.

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