Bills have been filed in both the House and Senate that would reinstate local control over smoking regulations.  Specifically, HB 141 by Rep. Cummings and SB 258 by Sen. Bradley would remove the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act preemption that prohibits counties and cities from adopting ordinances to further restrict smoking on their property.  If passed, the legislation would restore an important home rule function to local governments by allowing them to determine whether and when smoking restrictions on county- and city-owned property are needed.  FAC supports these efforts and looks forward to working with the sponsors in the upcoming weeks.  For more information, please contact FAC Health and Human Services Advocate Susan Harbin.