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ID card, smoking bills among under-the-radar proposals

Publication Date: 3/12/2017
  • Author:BECKY BOHRER
  • Publication:Associated Press

Sen. Peter Micciche said his bill to restrict public smoking doesn't remove a smoker's right to smoke; it simply limits their ability to "adversely affect the health of Alaska's nonsmoking employees."

The Soldotna Republican, in a statement accompanying his statewide smoke-free workplace bill, said communities accounting for more than half of Alaska's population already have smoke-free laws similar to what he's proposing.

His bill, a version of which died last session, lists places where smoking would be prohibited. They include offices, schools and places that provide paid child care, as well as cabs or on other modes of public transportation...