Swann rejects running mate’s smoking stance
Publication Date: 5/23/2006
- Author:Michael Race
- Publication:The Times-Tribune
Incumbent Gov. Ed Rendell would consider signing a public smoking ban, spokesman Chuck Ardo said. But he doesnt believe the Legislature would ever be inclined to send him such a bill, he said.
A House committee is set to meet today to consider a bill expanding the list of places off-limits to smoking. Venues such as shopping malls, bingo halls, grocery stores, sports arenas and elevators would be smoke-free. Violators could face a $100 fine. Repeat offenders could be fined up to $500.