The House State Affairs Committee has voted unanimously in favor of legislation to end the exemption for bowling alleys from Idaho’s ban on smoking in most public places, reports S-R reporter Parker Howell. About 20 bowlers wearing bright-green stickers saying “Bowlers for Clean Air” crowded into the already full meeting room. Lawmakers also heard testimony from a young girl who asked, “You don’t want to kill a kid, do you?” Even Rep. Eric Anderson, R-Priest Lake, a smoker, was convinced.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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