Senate snuffs out smoking ban bill
Publication Date: 2005-06-07
- Author:Lauri Maggi
- Publication:New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
Sen. Rob Marionneaux Jr., D-Livonia, said his legislation would provide healthier, more-pleasant environments for families to dine together.
"For once the state of Louisiana could be in the forefront of something good," he said after lighting up a cigar during his closing for effect. Marionneaux extinguished the cigar after being reminded by Senate President Donald Hines, D-Bunkie, that smoking is not allowed on the Senate floor.
No senator spoke directly against Senate Bill 354, which failed by a 14-19 vote.