Time runs out in Alabama Legislature on statewide smoking ban
Publication Date: 2008-05-20
- Author:KIM CHANDLER
- Publication:Birmingham (AL) News
Smokers can still light up in inside many public places after the Alabama Legislature adjourned Monday without voting on a proposed smoking ban.
The 2008 legislative session ended at midnight without a final vote on the bill.
The sponsor of a proposed smoking ban said she'll try again next session if legislators don't approve the bill this year.
"It's a very important issue. It affects the lives of all Alabamians. It's a health issue," said Sen. Vivian Davis Figures, D-Mobile.