Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

News Summary

Council discusses local smoking ban

Publication Date: 3/20/2007
  • Author:Megan McKeever
  • Publication:The Daily Collegian

Philadelphia, Allegheny County, Erie County and Scranton have public smoking bans, and State College may be next.

State College Borough Council member Ron Filipelli urged the council last night to consider drafting an independent borough-wide smoking ban.

"If it's going to be six months or a year, we should look into a borough ordinance," he said, referring to the time it would take for state legislation to be approved.

Recently, the Clean Indoor Air Act, which would prohibit smoking in work places and public venues across the state, was approved by a senate subcommittee and is now awaiting a full senate vote.