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Miss. smoking ban dies, JSU stadium bill lives

Publication Date: 2011-03-01
  • Author:Associated Press

Mississippi lawmakers won't pass a bill this year to ban smoking in public places.

House Public Health Committee Chairman Steve Holland says a bill that passed the Senate last month had "no substance" because it would've repeated a state law that already bans smoking in government buildings.

Holland chose not to bring the bill up for a vote because he says there wasn't enough support for it.

Tuesday was the deadline for House and Senate committees to act on general bills that had already passed the other chamber...