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Smoking ban for clubs is snuffed out

Publication Date: 2005-02-17
  • Author:Thomas Burr
  • Publication:The Salt Lake Tribune
The Senate on Tuesday balked at a measure that would have banned smoking in private clubs and taverns, though the sponsor says the legislation has a "slight chance" of coming back up.

Senate Bill 77 would have extended the state's Indoor Clean Air Act to cover bars but still have exempted social and fraternal establishments and country clubs. Sponsor Sen. Mike Waddoups, R-Taylorsville, argued the smoking ban was needed to protect the health of workers...

The bill, however, died in a 13-16 vote.