This is an update to a blog post dated May 8. Read about the statewide smoking ban.
Last night just after 10 p.m., the State Assembly voted 61-38 to concur with the 25-8 vote earlier in the day by the State Senate to pass a statewide smoking ban to go into effect July 5, 2010. More than 40 amendments were offered to attempt to water down the reach of the statewide ban. All of the amendments failed. It now goes to the Governor for his signature.
Congratulations and thank you to the many people at Children’s Hospital and Health System who worked in support of this legislation year after year, and so many of you who took the time this week to call your legislators. Your voices were heard!
–Michelle Mettner, vice president of Government Relations, Children’s Hospital and Health System