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Friday, April 23, 2010

 2:59 AM 

Reps. adopt smoking ban change

The Assembly has concurred in AB 720 -- originally passed in the Assembly but amended last week by the Senate -- to make a technical change defining "substantial wall" for the purposes of enforcing the statewide smoking ban set to go into effect this summer.

Backers say the measure conforms to the original intent of the bill. But opponents say it would undermine the ban and question the use of the Law Revision Committee to make what they say are policy changes.

"I just can't believe that we're trying to put a couple windows in a wall and say, 'Ok, now you can smoke whereever you want," said Rep. Karl Van Roy, R-Green Bay.

The chamber is now debating their final scheduled bill -- SB 434, to regulate raw milk sales.


Comments: 1

At April 23, 2010 at 5:14 AM, OpenID generalsn said...

These ban fanatics have no concern about how much business owners pay to accommodate tehir smoking customers. They just move on to another location. Here in Illinois, after over two years, the ban is fading into forgotten history in many small neighborhood taverns. The only complaints are from the neighbors of the bars that comply, especially in areas where real crime is an issue.

 

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