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Bill would prevent fine for no anti-smoking sign

Publication Date: 3/3/2009
  • Author:AP
  • Publication:wate.com

A proposal that would prevent establishments from being fined for not posting a no-smoking sign is advancing in the Legislature.

The measure sponsored by Sen. Dewayne Bunch, a Cleveland Republican, passed the Senate Commerce, Labor and Agriculture Committee 6-2 on Tuesday. The companion bill has been assigned to the Agriculture Committee.

Currently, the penalties for violating the posting requirement range from a written warning for a first violation to a civil penalty of $500 for a third or subsequent violation.

Under this proposal, there wouldn't be a fine for not having a sign posted.