Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hb1213 Update

Yesterday the House of Representatives passed HB1213 on the second reading. But before they passed the bill they did amend the current version to remove language that would preempt local municipalities from passing stronger laws. Removing this language is a good thing, but the current law still allows workers to be exposed to the deadly toxins in secondhand smoke. There will be a fourth reading sometime this week to pass the bill out of the House.

There is still time to contact your Representative to ask for HB1213 to be amended back to its comprehensive version to make all workplaces smoke free.

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