Texas Legislator Seeks to Ban Smoking on State-Owned Property, College Campuses


Mar 03

A college campus isn’t generally thought of as an ideal place to light up a cigar, but if a bill introduced into the Texas legislature gets passed, it won’t only be an less than ideal place, it will be an illegal place.

On Wednesday, Rep. Rick Miller, R-Sugar Land, introduced H.B. 2652, which seeks to prohibit the use of cigarettes, tobacco products and e-cigarettes in all state-owned or leased buildings, on all state-owned or leased grounds, and on any college campus that receives state funding. Should it get passed, the ban would go into effect on Sept. 1.

The bill has not yet been assigned to a committee.

Source: Halfwheel