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State control of smoking bans sought in Nebraska

Publication Date: 2005-01-20
  • Author:Associated Press
  • Publication:The Lawrence Journal-World
Concerned that Nebraska could end up with a hodgepodge of local smoking bans, a lawmaker wants to put the issue under state control.

Sen. Pat Bourne of Omaha introduced a bill Wednesday that would preclude cities from enacting smoking bans that are tougher than existing state law.

The bill comes less than a month after a citywide smoking ban went into effect in Lincoln and as the Omaha City Council prepares to consider its own ordinance.

The Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act allows businesses to choose whether to allow smoking, ban it or allow it in designated areas.

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