Smoking ban passes Senate
ST. PAUL - Actors would be able to smoke on stage and bar patrons may be able to step outside to light up, but public smoking would be severely limited under a bill senators passed Friday.
The House was expected to debate the measure late Friday, with a much more divided chamber.
"Tobacco is a killer and it is one of the major killers in our society," Sen. Steve Dille, R-Dassel, said during a brief debate resulting in a 43-21 Senate support of a statewide smoking ban.
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