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Minnesota County Passes Strict Smoking Ban
Posted: April 19, 2011
County, the most populous county in Minnesota, has approved a ban that
prohibits smoking on all county-owned property, even if a person is smoking in his or her
own vehicle on that property.
On March 29, the Hennepin County Board approved, by a vote of 6 to 1, an ordinance that bars smoking on all county-owned or leased property, save for roads and a special area reserved at the county hospital's psychiatric ward.
According to a report in the Star Tribune, the line dissenter on the board, Commissioner Jeff Johnson, attempted to amend the legislation to allow smoking in one's own vehicle, but was unsuccessful.
million people live in Hennepin County, which is where Minneapolis is
The new policy will be enforced with signs and takes effect July 1, starting with downtown county buildings.
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Paul Byrne — Toronto , Ontario, Canada, — April 19, 2011 8:16pm ET
Nick Mueller — April 20, 2011 9:47am ET
Timothy Hinchliff — Bloomington, MN, USA, — April 20, 2011 8:55pm ET
Justin O'Brien — Windsor, Ontario, Canada, — April 20, 2011 11:26pm ET
Rick Hilton — Coventry, Rhode Island, USA, — April 25, 2011 8:40am ET
Kenneth Jackson — Apple Valley, MN, USA, — April 26, 2011 2:35am ET
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