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Michigan House committee approves smoking ban bill

Publication Date: 2007-07-24
  • Author:AP
  • Publication:WOOD TV 8

A state House committee on Tuesday approved legislation that would ban smoking in the workplace, including bars and restaurants.

The House Commerce Committee's 12-4 vote is considered a major step by health groups and other members of a coalition who favor the smoking ban. But the proposal still has a long way to go before it could become state law.

The bill now goes to the House floor for the chamber's consideration. The bill also would have to pass the Senate and get Gov. Jennifer Granholm's signature to become law.