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Bill may overrule bar smoking ban

Publication Date: 2005-03-31
  • Author:Rachel Patzer
  • Publication: Badger Herald
New legislation currently being passed around the state Senate and Assembly could prohibit Madison's smoking ordinance from going into effect this summer.

The bill has not yet been introduced in the state Legislature, but a draft is currently circulating in both the Senate and Assembly in hopes of gaining additional co-sponsors. If passed, the bill would restrict local governments from enacting smoking-ban policies not in "strict" accordance with state laws.