Casino smoke bill moves to House
Publication Date: 2005-02-19
- Author:JOHN HARRINGTON
- Publication:Helena (MT) Independent Record
Montana's casino owners moved a step closer toward seeing their businesses shielded from local smoking laws Friday, while a competing bill that would enact a statewide smoking ban in all buildings open to the public got hung up in committee.
Friday morning, the House Business and Labor Committee approved a bill by Rep. Bob Bergren, D-Havre, that would essentially accomplish what the Legislature tried to do two years ago: keep casinos from being regulated by local smoking ordinances.