Statewide Smoking Ban Headed to Full Senate

By Linda Jackson

Statewide Smoking Ban Headed to Full Senate

February 22, 2012 Updated Feb 22, 2012 at 9:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- A senate committee Wednesday passed a statewide business smoking ban.

The Senate Policy Committee voted 8 to 2 to move the measure on to the full Senate.

The measure exempts casinos and private clubs.

The vote took place following four hours of testimony by supporters and opponents.

Authors of the bill say they realize their proposal isn't perfect, but it's the best they can do given the current climate for such a measure in the state.

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