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Key Votes

SF 238 - Smoking Ban - Key Vote

Minnesota Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Smoking Ban

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (43-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans smoking in all indoor public places and places of employment, including restaurants and bars.

Highlights:
- Prohibits smoking in public places, public transportation, public meetings, and places of employment (sec. 8). - Defines public places as enclosed, indoor areas such as restaurants, bars, and other establishments (sec. 5). - Permits smoking in scientific studies, traditional Native American ceremonies, designated smoking rooms in hotels and motels, tobacco shops, heavy commercial vehicles, farm vehicles and construction equipment, family farms, the disabled veterans rest camp, and theatrical productions (sec. 10). -Allows local governments to enact more stringent measures (sec. 11).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (81-48) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans smoking in all indoor public places and places of employment, including restaurants and bars.

Highlights:
- Prohibits smoking in public places, public transportation, public meetings, and places of employment (sec. 8). - Defines public places as enclosed, indoor areas such as restaurants, bars, and other establishments (sec. 5). - Permits smoking in scientific studies, traditional Native American ceremonies, designated smoking rooms in hotels and motels, tobacco shops, heavy commercial vehicles, farm vehicles and construction equipment, family farms, the disabled veterans rest camp, and theatrical productions (sec. 10). -Allows local governments to enact more stringent measures (sec. 11).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (85-45) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans smoking in all indoor public places and places of employment, including restaurants and bars.

Highlights:
- Prohibits smoking in public places, public transportation, public meetings, and places of employment (sec. 8). - Defines public places as enclosed, indoor areas such as restaurants, bars, and other establishments (sec. 5). - Permits smoking in scientific studies, traditional Native American ceremonies, designated smoking rooms in hotels and motels, tobacco shops, and heavy commercial vehicles (sec. 10). - Permits smoking in bars with over 50 percent net sales from alcohol that gain majority approval from the local governing body for a separate, ventilated smoking room (sec. 10).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (41-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans smoking in all indoor public places and places of employment, including restaurants and bars.

Highlights:
- Prohibits smoking in public places, public transportation, public meetings, and places of employment (sec. 1). - Defines public places as enclosed, indoor areas such as restaurants, bars, and other establishments (sec. 4). - Permits smoking in scientific studies, traditional Native American ceremonies, tobacco shops, outdoor patios, and designated "smoking" rooms in hotels and motels (sec. 9). - Allows local governments to enact more stringent measures (sec. 10).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Smoking Ban in Public Places

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