Metro Council votes down smoking ban
BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Metro Council killed a proposal that would have banned smoking in all businesses, including bars and casinos.
Smoking ban fails. pic.twitter.com/qiXjg0jauI— Brittany Weiss WBRZ (@MsBWeiss) April 13, 2016
The ordinance was designed to include a ban on smoking in all businesses, including bars and casinos, inside the city limits.
After hearing more than two hours of passionate pleas from people both for and against the ban, the Metro Council was split down the middle: 6 for, 6 against. The councilmembers opposed to the ban were: Buddy Amoroso, Chandler Loupe, John Delgado, Ryan Heck, Scott Wilson and Trae Welch.
The group Smoke Free East Baton Rouge says they still plan to push for a smoking ban.