Decatur Seeks To Pass No Smoking Ordinance
Submitted by: Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate Agent
Huntsville/Madison AL Real Estate Blog
The Decatur City Council voted yesterday evening to pass an ordinance that would prohibit smoking in all public places. It passed with a vote of 3-2. This ordinance includes restaurants, bars, and even public sporting events. Local restaurant owners expressed their concerns on what effect this could have on their business. The ordinance is intended to protect individuals from the harm of exposure to second-hand smoke while in public places.
If the ordinance passes approval, it could take effect October 1st. It is unsure at this time if Decatur Mayor Don Kyle will pass a veto with a suggestive alternative to require the business to choose whether or not to allow smoking and posting it at all entrances if they choose to do so. Time will tell how this will play out and of course I will keep you informed as I find more information available.
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