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House kills smoking exemption for bars

Publication Date: 2012-02-18
  • Author:Sarah Zoellick
  • Publication:Honolulu Star-Advertiser

State House lawmakers killed a bill Friday that would have exempted bars and nightclubs from Hawaii's ban on smoking in public places.

House Bill 2306 would have allowed bar and nightclub owners to post "smoking permitted" signs in their establishments. It had advanced out of the House Economic Revitalization and Business Committee on Thursday, but on Friday it was recommitted to the committee -- essentially shelved...