Laramie, WY – The Laramie City Council will hold a public hearing August 30th to solicit comments on an amended smoking ban ordinance. Councilwoman Jeanette Reisenberg says one amendment allows private clubs, such as the Elks or Moose, to be exempt from the smoking ban if their employees were members of the club. If not, she says those clubs would be subject to the ban. Reisenberg understands most private clubs don't employ members so she believes the council may decide to bring private clubs back in to the smoking ban. The council also amended the document to allow bars to offer smoking on patios, as long as the smoke doesn't re-enter the building.