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Huckabee signs rules to enforce smoking ban beginning Aug. 10

Publication Date: 7/31/2006
  • Author:Associated Press
  • Publication:WREG CBS Memphis

Governor Huckabee has signed rules that set up procedures for enforcing a statewide workplace smoking ban. In putting his signature on the document today, he said he believes most businesses in the state will view clean air as a smart business choice.

He said today was the first time he had held a news conference to sign rules regarding a state law. The smoking ban, passed during a special session earlier this year, went into effect July 21st but the civil penalties for the ban weren't approved by the state Board of Health until last week.

The civil penalties and rules for its enforcement go into effect August Tenth. Criminal penalties went into effect with the law July 21st.