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Casino smoke bill moves to House

Publication Date: 2005-02-19
  • 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.

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