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  • Louisiana Senate rejects smoking ban extension

    May 23, 2012 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has refused to prohibit smoking within 25 feet of the entrance to any building where smoking already is banned, even after the measure was limited to state-owned buildings. Louisiana prohibits smoking in restaurants, public places, public buildings and many places of employment.... more »
  • Louisiana House agrees to extend smoking ban

    April 17, 2012 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House has agreed to prohibit smoking within 25 feet of the entrance to any building where smoking already is banned. Republican Rep. Frank Hoffmann, of West Monroe, says he's pushing the proposal because of the dangers of secondhand cigarette smoke. Louisiana... more »
  • Bar owners speak out on smoking ban

    July 15, 2011 9:29 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A number of Alexandria bar owners and employees let their voices be heard regarding a proposed smoking ban in city bars. The Town Talk reports they do not want to see smoking disappear from their establishments. Approximately 25 bar owners and employees attended Thursday's public meeting... more »
  • Senate Rejects Smoking Ban For Louisiana Bars

    June 2, 2011 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bid to ban smoking in Louisiana bars has again failed to win support in the state Legislature. Senators voted 22-15 Wednesday against the proposal by Sen. Rob Marionneaux, a Democrat who has repeatedly pushed the smoking ban. Louisiana prohibits smoking in restaurants, public places,... more »
  • Smoking Ban Snuffed Out

    May 25, 2010 1:12 PM

    Smoking will continue in bars and casinos. Did lawmakers make the right decision? RANT to Hoyt at hoyt.harris@katctv.com. We could air your opinions tonight BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Senate-backed attempt to ban smoking in Louisiana bars and casinos has been snuffed out. The... more »
  • House committee rejects smoking ban bill

    May 25, 2010 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A Senate-backed attempt to ban smoking in Louisiana bars and casinos has been snuffed out. The House Health and Welfare Committee rejected the bill in an 8-4 vote Tuesday, a vote expected to kill the measure for another legislative session. The state has a law that... more »
  • Proposal to make bars, casinos smoke-free advances

    May 12, 2010 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A measure that would extend Louisiana's smoking ban to casinos and bars heads to the House after sailing out of the Senate. Senate Bill 348, sponsored by Sen. Robert Marionneaux, D-Livonia, is aimed at protecting workers in casinos and bars from second-hand smoke which, he says,... more »

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