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Publication Date: 2007-01-20
  • Author:Scott Rothschild
  • Publication:Lawrence (KS) Journal-World

Lawrence bar and restaurant owners Wednesday brought their dissatisfaction with a Lawrence indoor smoking ban to the Capitol to fight against a proposed statewide ban.

“I believe government has no role in accommodating personal preferences at the expense of private business,” Chuck Magerl, owner of Free State Brewery, told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The committee is considering Senate Bill 37, which would prohibit smoking in public, indoor areas.