A complete ban on the use of tobacco is coming to property owned and leased by Yates County, N.Y., as on Monday the county legislature approved a proposal as part of its regularly scheduled meeting.
The new ban only has two exceptions: roadways and right of ways located within the county road system, and in moving vehicles which are in the process of exiting or entering property owned or leased by the county.
Violators will be subject to a $1,000 fine once the new law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2019.
News of the ban’s passage was initially reported by CommunityMediaGroup.com.
Yates County is located in western New York and is home to approximately 25,000 residents.