Senate measures that would curb smoking in public have made their
way to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
written by Sen. Ben Robinson, D-Muskogee, won passage in the Senate
March 10 by a 32 to 15 vote. Senators followed by passing Senate
leader Cal Hobson’s anti-smoking bill by a 30 to 15 vote.
are the most restrictive bills ever to survive this long in the
Legislature,” Robinson told The Oklahoman.
and SJR21 prohibit smoking in restaurants and most other public
places. Exceptions include smoking in stand-alone bars and taverns.
bill initially called for the measure to go before the public in
a general election, the newspaper reported. The bills are expected
to end up in a joint House-Senate conference committee.