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Businesses to provide smoking despite ban

Publication Date: 7/6/2007
  • Author:RYAN BEENE
  • Publication:(East Lansing, MI) State News

A pair of bills introduced to the state House of Representatives would let certain Michigan bars and restaurants to allow their customers to smoke, even if a state law banning smoking in public places is passed.

Introduced June 21, the bills would work in tandem with the proposed statewide smoking ban, requiring bars and restaurants that want to allow smoking to apply for a permit.

In its current form, the bill would require bars and restaurants to pay a $600 fee for the initial permit with a $500 renewal fee.