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Ky. House panel votes to impose smoking ban

Ky. House panel votes to impose smoking ban

by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Residents of one of the nation's top tobacco-producing states would be banned from smoking cigarettes in public places under a bill that has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

The House Health and Welfare Committee voted 10-2 on Tuesday to stop people from lighting up inside workplaces, jails, bars, restaurants, even private homes if those residences are used for child care or adult daycare.

The measure had been expected to come up for a vote twice in the past week, but had to be postponed both times because key supporters had been unavailable.

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the proposal that now goes to the full House for consideration.

 

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