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Bill Would Exempt Some Hotel Rooms From Smoking Ban

Publication Date: 2009-08-05
  • Author:Marti Mikkelson
  • Publication:Milwaukee Public Radio

The Wisconsin Legislature is considering a bill that would exempt 25 percent of hotel rooms from the statewide smoking ban. It's scheduled to take effect next July. Rep. Mark Gottlieb of Port Washington is one of the sponsors of the legislation. He says although he voted in favor of the workplace ban, he thinks smoking should be allowed in some hotel rooms...

An Assembly committee held a public hearing on the bill today, and will vote on the measure at a later date. The bill has bi-partisan support.