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Bill banning smoking in state buildings passes House

Publication Date: 2006-05-27
  • Author:Lucas L. Johnson II
  • Publication:Sun-Sentinel

Legislation that bans smoking in all buildings the state of Tennessee owns or operates was passed by the House 80-5 on Saturday. The vote comes four days after the Senate passed the companion to the bill that would ban smoking in Tennessee's 528 buildings.

The two chambers must concur on an amendment added by the House before the measure can go to the governor for his signature.