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Senate passes exemption for churches for 'No Smoking' signs

Publication Date: 2008-02-04
  • Author:AP

The state Senate has unanimously passed a bill to exempt churches from a state law that requires "No Smoking" signs be posted at their entrances.

The state's indoor smoking ban went into effect in October. The ban applies to most indoor businesses and public places, and requires that the international "No Smoking" symbol be posted at all entrances.

The measure that passed on a 30-0 vote was sponsored by Sen. Dewayne Bunch, a Cleveland Republican.

The companion bill has been assigned to the House Agriculture Committee.