Anti-smoking legislation apparently dead for year
Publication Date: 3/18/2005
- Author:Christina Siderius
- Publication:Seattle (WA) Times
Nine bills to restrict or ban smoking in public places failed to win House or Senate approval before Wednesday's cut-off day for legislation. Barring an extraordinary parliamentary maneuver, the issue is dead for the year. . . .
Keiser also did not want to count on voters passing Initiative 901, a fall initiative that, if passed, would make Washington public places smoke-free. Despite proponents' optimism about its success, Keiser said that option "is not a slam dunk."