Thursday, January 19, 2012

Senator looks to clear air in bars, restaurants, public places

Senator looks to clear air in bars, restaurants, public places | The Crimson White:

State Sen. Vivian Davis Figures said Tuesday, Jan. 10, she will introduce legislation and a constitutional amendment to ban smoking in public places, including bars and restaurants but not private clubs, according to a Tuscaloosa News article.
Figures, D-Mobile, has proposed various anti-smoking legislation in her 13 years in the State Senate. Now she wants to introduce a constitutional amendment to curtail exposure to secondhand smoke.
The state of Alabama does not have a statewide smoking ban. Instead, the Alabama Clean Indoor Air Act, passed in 2003 with the help of Figures, generally forbids smoking in public places and public meetings unless they are designated as smoking areas, enclosed and well-ventilated. The Act bans smoking in locations such as hospitals, schools, most retail establishments, elevators, buses, taxis, restrooms and polling places.

It's discouraging knowing how property rights keep getting trampled,year after year.
A constitutional amendment eh?
She hasn't been too sucessful in the past with this sort of thing.

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