New smoking ban introduced
Publication Date: 2008-02-27
- Author:James Carlson
- Publication:The Capital-Journal
Proposal would not include any exemptions
As a legislative committee today put off work on one statewide smoking ban that included a number of exemptions, a Topeka legislator introduced a comprehensive smoking prohibition in another committee.
Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, said her bill would offer no exceptions and no opt-outs.
"The state should only get involved if it's a comprehensive, uniform law," she said. "That's what we have to offer."
The Senate Judiciary Committee has held numerous hearings and discussions on
a bill that would put in place a statewide smoking ban. The panel was set to
take action Wednesday but postponed the vote.