House Judiciary Committee To Consider Eliminating Smoke-Free Ordinances
Publication Date: 2008-01-14
- 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.