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SB 298 - Banning Smoking Public Places - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (23-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Banning Smoking Public Places

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans smoking in buildings and enclosed areas frequented by the public.

Highlights:
- Prohibits smoking in public places such as restaurants, bars, places of entertainment, education facilities and recreational facilities (sec.1). - Excludes private homes, cars, private clubs, certain motel rooms, specialty tobacco stores, tobacco manufacturers and designated rooms in nursing homes and long-term care facilities (sec. 1). - Allows for local smoking regulations that meet or exceed the minimum regulations provided in this bill (sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Banning Smoking Public Places

Sponsors

  • Mary Margaret Whipple (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
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