A bill to impose a statewide smoking ban appears to be on the sidelines for the rest of the 2009 Kansas legislative session.
The House Health and Human Services Committee took less than
five minutes Wednesday to vote to table the issue until it receives
more information. However, because Friday is the last day for
committees to meet this year, it is unlikely the panel will take up
the measure again.
The bill would ban smoking in most public places. It also
prohibits smoking in bars, restaurants, workplaces and government
buildings, and within 10 feet of any doorway, open window or air
intake of any place where smoking is banned.
Senators passed the bill 26-13 earlier in the session.