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Tag: House Roll Call 261 of 2009
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
I'm glad to see someone at least trying to address overreaching stupidity that Mike Bishop allowed to pass in 2009.
Restaurants and bars would have the option of allowing smoking on patios and other outdoor portions of their businesses under bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the state Legislature.
Banned outside no less! F'ing amazing.
"I think this something businesses should be able to offer if they choose to," said Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, the sponsor of House Bill 5159. "People step outside to smoke now anyway.
Been saying that to non-smokers for years, Rep. McMillin. Bottom line, it's a big state, and there is room for everyones vision of what is condoned by business owners in their establishments, especially when it is an exorbitantly taxed, legal product in question. Prior to this nanny authoritarian law, if I chose to enter a place that didn't permit smoking that was my choice. Today, my choice, and other establishment owners is eliminated by a majority of overcompensated full-time graft practitioners (Tom, and a handful of others excluded). But, it's about public heath CS! Of course it is, as long as one doesn't notice the deep pockets for lobbyist like the exempted casinos in Detoilet.
Ps. Brian Calley strikes again. My surprised look...
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