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Kaine vetoes 5 bills after his amendments to them were rejected last week

Publication Date: 4/10/2007
  • Author:BOB LEWIS
  • Publication:Daily Press

A bill affecting smoking in bars and restaurants was among measures Gov. Timothy M. Kaine vetoed on Tuesday after legislators rejected his amendments to them last week.

Kaine had amended a House bill, turning it into an outright ban on all smoking in any establishments that serve food.

The House last week rejected the amendment. Without Kaine's changes, the bill would have ended the requirement that restaurants reserve non-smoking areas as long as they post signs at their entrances warning patrons that they allow smoking...