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[Tennessee] Ramsey sponsors bill to allow local governments to curb secondhand smoke

Local governments would have the option to regulate smoking more strictly than state law under a new bill sponsored by Rep. Bob Ramsey, R-Maryville. “As written today, state law is ignoring the will of the people in local communities who desire smoke-fr
Maryville (TN) Daily Times
added Feb 10, 2018 02:27
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[Tennessee] New Bill Could Place Smoking Laws in Local Governments' Hands

The Local Option Bill, sponsored by Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, would repeal the tobacco preemption clause, which says that state law trumps local laws pertaining to where smoking is prohibited. The new bill would allow municipal governments to c
Memphis Flyer
added Feb 9, 2018 22:45
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HUMMEL: Tell your lawmaker: no smoking in Florida parks | Opinion

Senate Bill 562 has already passed two committees unanimously....Republican Rep. Scott Plakon, who chairs that committee, has yet to give HB 627 a fair hearing.... A single legislator should not be able to hold up legislation supported by such a large per
Florida Today
added Feb 2, 2018 16:48
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[Illinois] Approval to amend outdoor smoking ordinance up in the air

Although consensus was reached Monday to vote on proposed changes to the city of DeKalb's smoking ordinance, passage seems unlikely because of the split opinions of council members. State law prohibits smoking in a place of employment, or within 15 feet
DeKalb (IL) Daily Chronicle
added Jan 24, 2018 00:01
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Editorial: Kansas court must address Topeka tobacco measure

Her intentions, and those of council members who supported the ordinance, were well-founded. The best move, though, is for state lawmakers to consider such a resolution so the age restriction would be imposed statewide. That could include debate over th
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jan 16, 2018 03:28
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[Kansas] Judge grants temporary injunction blocking implementation of Topeka tobacco ordinance

A Shawnee County judge has temporarily blocked an ordinance that forbids tobacco sales to people ages 18-20 from taking effect. The temporary restraining order states there are “concerns regarding conflicts between the city ordinance in question and s
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jan 12, 2018 04:29
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[Kansas] Two Topeka businesses sue city over tobacco ordinance going into effect Thursday

bars people under 21 from buying tobacco products. Vape Bar and Puffs ‘n’ Stuff, LLC, with the assistance of the Kansas Vapers Association, have asked a Shawnee County District Court judge to issue a temporary injunction blocking the ordinance’s implem
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jan 11, 2018 03:38
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VIDEO: Indiana bill would empower companies to test -- and fire -- employees for using tobacco

Senate Bill 23, which Brown sponsored, would repeal a portion of the state code that prohibits employers from attempting to control their workers' tobacco intake outside of the job. The section she hopes to repeal reads: An employer may not require, as
WCPO (Cincinnati, OH)
added Jan 11, 2018 02:31
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[Indiana] EDITORIAL: Workforce issues top IBJ’s agenda for Legislature

Smoking: We said here recently that raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 is a no-brainer. But we also think it’s silly to have a smokers’ bill of rights that provides employment protection to smokers. We come down on the side of the Indiana Ch
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Jan 8, 2018 14:44
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[Indiana] Health, business coalition seeks to repeal 'smoker's bill of rights'

The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana—a coalition of hospitals, insurers, businesses and others—says it’s time to roll back a 27-year-old state law that prohibits employers from screening job candidates for tobacco use. They are pushing new legislation,
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Jan 7, 2018 21:41
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