Joe Gruters

Florida Bills Seeking Beach Smoking Bans Fails to Advance

A pair of bills seeking to allow cities and counties to restrict smoking within the boundaries of their public beaches and parks have failed to…

Florida Senator Renews Push For Beach Smoking Bans

Florida State Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, is renewing his fight to allow local municipalities decide whether they want to ban smoking on their beaches, as…

Florida Beach Smoking Ban Bill Dies in Senate

A bill seeking to ban smoking on Florida’s beaches has died. The bill, S.B. 218, was introduced by Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Saratota and proposed to fine…

Florida State Senator Introduces Bill Banning Smoking on Beaches

A bill seeking to ban smoking on the beaches of Florida has been introduced into the state Senate by Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Saratota. The bill,…