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Bill that would loosen smoking restrictions dies

Publication Date: 2009-05-15
  • Author:Cy Ryan
  • Publication:Las Vegas Sun

A bill to allow taverns that permit smoking to also serve food has died in the Assembly Judiciary Committee without a vote.

This is the final day for committees to process bills and Committee Chairman Bernie Anderson, D-Sparks, asked his members if they wanted to bring up any bill for a vote. None suggested a vote on Senate Bill 372 to amend Nevada's Clean Air Act.

"There was no appetite for it," said Anderson. He said committee members felt uncomfortable with sections of the bill and the feeling wasn't partisan...

The bill also would have permitted smoking in a convention hall where the meeting is devoted to tobacco and the session is not open to the public.