Thursday, April 05, 2007

Health 4-5-07

Smoking around most buildings in the University of North Carolina system would be banned under a bill supported by the House Health Committee. The bill allows exemptions for the University of North Carolina Health Care System and medical buildings at East Carolina University. The measure wouldn’t apply to private businesses within the 100-foot buffer zones. The measure now goes to a House judiciary committee.

A revised version of House Bill 259, Rep. Holliman’s bill to ban smoking in most public places, will be heard next week in committee. The revised legislation proposes to ban smoking in restaurants. It will also repeal the state law prohibiting local governments from enacting regulations stricter than currently allowed by state law.

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