Smoking Ban Passes the House

Cheyenne, WY – After some last second vote switching the House of Representatives passed a heavily amended bill that would ban smoking in many public places. The bill allows local governments to opt out of the law, and as amended it does not apply to businesses that prohibit people under the age of 21 inside their establishments. Those two facts brought chief sponsor Lori Millin to the floor to say she thinks the changes made the bill something she could not support. But, then with the vote very close, Millin and several others who previously voted against the bill, switched their vote from no to yes and the measure passed 31-29. It now heads to the Senate for debate.