Smoke-free bar and restaurant bill passes Senate, should be submitted to governor today

The Michigan Senate passed a bill that will require most workplaces to be smoke-free.

The bill, a substitute for HB 4377, is expected to pass the House and be on Governor Jennifer Granholm’s desk by the end of the day, according to Sen. Ray Basham, the bill’s sponsor.

The bill would make all restaurants and most bars, including those in Detroit’s casinos, smoke-free businesses. Only the casino floors, cigar bars and specialty tobacco businesses are exempt from the bill.

UPDATE: The bill has, in fact, passed the House and has been submitted to the governor, per a House source.

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