(Indianapolis, Ind.) – A piece of legislation didn’t go up in smoke, but blew through the Indiana House Monday.
House Bill 1018 seeks to restrict smoking in many public places in Indiana. Casinos, bars, fraternal clubs, and tobacco shops would be exempt.
House members voted 68-30 to pass the legislation Monday afternoon. It now heads to the state Senate, where similar bills have died in recent years.
The Senate may be the only hurdle left between the state and a smoking ban. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has said he would sign and not veto a law banning smoking in public areas if it were to reach his desk.