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Smoking ban will be passed before end of term, Codey says

Publication Date: 5/13/2005
  • Author:Robert Moran and Kaitlin Gurney
  • Publication:Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
He has indicated the bill would not be voted on until later this year. He leaves office in January.

Acting Gov. Richard J. Codey predicted yesterday that New Jersey will have a ban on smoking in restaurants and bars before he leaves office.

Codey's statement during a news conference in North Jersey came as supporters of a ban gathered in Trenton to urge state lawmakers to pass the legislation immediately.