House panel moves statewide indoor smoking ban forward
Publication Date: 2007-02-22
- Author:Mike Riopell
- Publication:Daily Chronicle
But supporters of a proposed statewide indoor smoking ban say that aside from the health benefits of clearing second-hand smoke from the air, it can quell competition issues among smoking and smoke-free establishments.
The plan took its first step toward becoming law Wednesday when a legislative committee approved it by an 8-0 vote.
But Wednesday's committee vote doesn't guarantee success when the full House or Senate debates the idea.