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Smoking ban bill goes back to House

Publication Date: 2009-04-01
  • Author:AP
  • Publication:Kansas.com

Senators on Tuesday sent the House a second bill that contains a ban on smoking in most public places across Kansas.

The 25-15 vote sends the language, inserted in a bill regulating the sale of tobacco products, back to the House for consideration.

A bill approved by senators in February was tabled by a House committee and not likely to be debated this year.

The second attempt forces the House to consider the changes to its bill. If the smoking ban language is accepted, the bill goes to the governor. If not, it would go to House and Senate negotiators to resolve.

"It's going to get a shot," said Sen. David Wysong, R-Mission Hills, who has been pushing the ban for several years.