MIAMI, FL– Miami-Dade commissioners have voted to pass an ordinance that would make it illegal to smoke on beaches and in parks in Miami-Dade County.
The ordinance passed with a 13-0 vote Tuesday during a meeting at County Hall.
The ordinance will now head to the Housing, Recreation, Culture & Community Development Committee where it will be up for public comment on May 8.
If the ordinance is passed, it will head back to county commissioners for a final vote.
Those caught disobeying the ordinance could face civil penalties.
The ordinance does make an exception for unfiltered cigars.
A similar ordinance was passed in Miami Beach.
A person caught smoking on a beach or in a public park can be fined $100 and spend up to 60 days in jail as a first-time offense.