A smoking ban could soon be coming to Harrison County, Miss., as the county’s Board of Supervisors gave the proposal an initial approval after its first reading on Monday.
The ordinance would prohibit smoking within non-designated areas on all properties and facilities owned, leased or otherwise under the jurisdiction and control of the county, according to the meeting’s agenda. An additional document going into further details about the ban was not posted on the county’s website.
WXXV-TV was the first to report the board’s vote.
A second reading and passage of the bill could come as early as the board’s next meeting on June 1, with WXXV noting that the ban could go into effect that day based on its language.
Harrison County is located on Mississippi’s southern coast and includes the cities of Biloxi and Gulfport. It is home to an estimated 196,500 residents.