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Michigan Senate OKs ban on smoking in bars, restaurants
(2008-05-08)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Senate has voted to ban
smoking in all bars, restaurants and workplaces.
Today's 25-12 vote came after smoking-ban legislation sat five
months in a committee where bills traditionally have gone to die.
The bill heads back to the House, which passed it last year.
Health groups say secondhand smoke is harmful to workers and
patrons in bars and restaurants.
Unlike the House version, the Senate version makes no special
exceptions for casinos, bingo halls and other buildings.
The House could vote as early as next week, though it remains to
be seen if lawmakers will agree to an outright ban.
Governor Granholm says she will sign a smoking ban.
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