Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

News Summary

Panel will consider bill banning casino smoking in Iowa

Publication Date: 2/12/2013
  • Author:AP
  • Publication:Quad City Times

State senators will discuss legislation that would ban smoking in Iowa casinos.

A Senate subcommittee was scheduled to discuss the proposal Tuesday. Casinos were exempted from Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act when it passed in 2008.

Democratic Sen. Jack Hatch, who has supported efforts to expand the ban, says it would be a public health benefit. But he questioned whether the bill would have much support in the Legislature.