Statewide smoking ban measure fails
Publication Date: 2005-05-01
- Author:NATE JENKINS
- Publication:Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
After another three hours of heated and often meandering debate, state senators voted 19-26 to nix a proposed statewide ban on smoking in many workplaces, keeping Lincoln as the only place in the state with a strict no-smoking law. More Session 2005 stories
After the vote, Sen. Ray Aguilar of Grand Island lingered on the floor where senators had just made their decision. In a year where some lawmakers may feel liberated from normal political concerns because of term limits that will push them out the door, anti-tobacco advocates such as Aguilar had hope.