The Iowa House has approved the conference committee compromise that would ban public smoking just about everywhere, except on casino gaming floors. Radio Iowa has the story.
Now it’s up to the Senate.
From the Radio Iowa story:
Representative McKinley Bailey, a Democrat from Webster City, called it a flawed plan and voted against it. “We’re going to give out-of-state corporations whose CEOs who live in Las Vegas, Nevada, a competitive advantage over mom-and-pop establishments across the state of Iowa, owned by Iowans who have lived here and paid their taxes their entire life as they try and make ends meet,” Bailey says. “We’re going to say it’s OK to smoke on a casino floor owned by Harrah’s but not in a bar owned by Larry & Kay Ross.”
That’s about the size of it.