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House Judiciary Committee To Consider Eliminating Smoke-Free Ordinances

Publication Date: 1/14/2008
  • Publication:Live 5 News, SC

The House Judiciary Committee will consider an amendment that would eliminate all 11 local smoke-free ordinances in South Carolina.

The action comes less than a week after the South Carolina Supreme Court heard arguments over the City of Greenville’s anti-smoking law.

Many states have recently overturned pre-emptive laws and returned control of smoke-free laws to local governments.

The state House Judiciary Committee will consider its proposed bill Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. The bill would stop local communities from passing their own no smoking laws.