Assembly committee tries to snuff out governor's courtyard smoking
Publication Date: 4/20/2005
- Author:STEVE LAWRENCE
- Publication:San Luis Obispo (CA) Tribune
The Assembly Governmental Organization approved a bill Wednesday that would bar smoking in enclosed courtyards in state buildings, including the Capitol courtyard where Schwarzenegger has a smoking tent.
Assemblyman Juan Vargas, D-San Diego, said the bill wasn't aimed at the Republican governor although it would cover him. He said smoke tends to get trapped in courtyards and poses health risks for nonsmokers.