WPR News
11:42 am
Mon September 20, 2004

Smoking Issue Likely Makes Ballot

Laramie, Wyoming – A Laramie group believes it has enough signatures to challenge an ordinance that would ban smoking in public places. The focus of the ordinance has been on the outlawing of smoking in restaurants and bars and the committee to protect free choice thinks that should be a business decision. Spokesman Joe Hageman says apparently a lot of non-smokers feel the same way. He says their petitions have a lot of non-smokers on them.
The city clerk must verify the signatures and determine if the issue will be voted on. If it makes the ballot, the city still must determine if it will during the general election, or another date.