Legislative Update: Bills Moving Forward in 2018 Session

The State Capitol in Sacramento, California. This is a low angle view of the front of the building from the northwest. The American Flag, the California Flag and the POW MIA Flags are flying at half mast.

The California legislature reconvened January 3 for the second year of the 2017-2018 legislative session. One bill that was introduced but not resolved in 2017 in is no longer eligible for the 2018 session. Three tobacco-related bills surrounding state parks and beaches have been introduced and are moving through the legislature. While there is still a week to introduce more bills, committee hearings are currently underway and will continue over the next several months as they move forward in the legislative process.


Bills No Longer Moving Forward in 2018

SB 719 (Anderson – R, Alpine) STAKE Act: definitions


Bills Moving Forward in 2018

AB 1097 (Levine – D, San Rafael) State beaches and parks, smoking ban

SB 835 (Glazer – D, Orinda) Parks: smoking ban

SB 836 (Glazer – D, Orinda) State beaches: smoking ban


You can find a pdf version of this update HERE. Please contact me with any questions at Alyssa.stratton@lung.org or 916-585-7664.

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