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Smoking Ban Stalling in Assembly

Publication Date: 2005-03-12
  • Author:Staff
  • Publication:KOLO Newschannel 8 (Reno, NV),
Supporters of petitions to restrict smoking in public places and to legalize marijuana say they don't expect to win the Legislature's approval before a March 18th deadline. Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins has predicted legislators won't legalize marijuana, and backers of the two anti-smoking petitions are familiar with the Assembly Judiciary Committee's history of dumping previous proposals to restrict smoking...

Buffy Martin is government relations director for the American Cancer Society. She says backers of the smoking restrictions also are figuring on going to the ballot.