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Local Legislation Week In Review Vol. 2

Each week we share the most recent happenings in local legislation with a Friday posting. This is what is happening around the United States for January 23-29, 2016. Berkeley, CA – On January 26th, The City Council voted to raise the smoking age to 21, following in the footsteps of more than 110 municipalities across the nation, including New York City and Boston. West Plains, MO – On April 5, 2016 voters in West Plains, MO will vote on whether or not […]

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Marion, MA To Raise Tobacco Purchase Age

The 87th community in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is close to raising its tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21. This time it is Marion, which is located in the southeast quadrant of the state with a population of just under 5,000 people. In the Commonwealth, the local Board of Health are able to implement regulations that are deemed to be for health related reasons and does not need the support of a Town Meeting. […]

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Law | Marion, IA Bans Smoking In Parks & Trails

For the past month the Marion City Council has been toying with the idea to ban smoking and the use of tobacco and vapors in the city’s 21 parks and on its nature trails. Yesterday, that measure was passed with a 6-1 vote. The lone vote against it was Mayor Snooks Bouska. The ban goes into effect on August 1st and violators will be subjected to a $50 fine starting September 1st, 2015. However, despite […]

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