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Smoking petitions left to voters

Publication Date: 2005-03-11
  • Author:Geoff Dornan
  • Publication:North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
The Assembly Judiciary Committee decided Wednesday to leave smoking restrictions to Nevada voters.

Assemblyman Garn Mabey, D-Las Vegas, summed up the attitude of most committee members: "Initiative Petition 1 goes way too far and Initiative Petition 2 doesn't go far enough."

Chairman Bernie Anderson, D-Sparks, said his preference would be to leave the petitions to Nevada voters to decide. Both were approved by voters in November. If lawmakers don't act within the next nine days, they will go on the next general election ballot. According to committee staff, the one that receives the most votes would become part of the Nevada Constitution.