The General Assembly passes controversial bills on topics ranging from Right to Work to human trafficking.
The Indiana General Assembly approved a final version of the statewide smoking ban Friday.
Some legislators say it’s possible the ban won’t get passed this year.
A co-sponsor of the statewide smoking ban says the bill could have too many exemptions to garner his support.
Governor Mitch Daniels says he’s willing to help the cause, but a Senate backer of the bill says entrenched feelings may get in the way of a comprehensive ban.
The smoking ban received the most attention in the Indiana legislature this week. The General Assembly also passed bills on stage regulations and police entry.
The Indiana Senate passed a statewide smoking ban Wednesday, but there’s still work to be done before the bill can reach the governor.
One author of the statewide smoking ban says the legislation has been butchered by the Senate.
Talk of the statehouse this week included Fort Wayne Republican Representative Bob Morris' statements about the Girl Scouts.
Restaurant owners say the exemption plays favorites and could push customers away from businesses that are not exempt.