Senate committee kills tobacco bill
BY BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau
Monday, February 18, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY– A Senate panel on Monday killed a bill that would have allowed cities and towns to pass ordinances stricter than state laws governing tobacco use.
Opponents of Senate Bill 36 said they were reluctant to tell local businesses what they could and could not do.
Supporters said the issue is one of local control, adding that tobacco is the No. 1 killer in the state.
In her state-of-the state address, Gov. Mary Fallin called for passage of the measure.