Feb. 17, 2013
SB36 by Sen. Simpson would allow cities to regulate smoking in in public places in excess of what state law allows.
Do we want to give cities more power to infringe upon our rights?
What could possibly go wrong?
-Violates rights of property owners
-Violates consumers right to choose
State standards already protect health of non smokers. (by requiring businesses to install what amounts to a BSL 3 area for smokers. These are expensive, negative pressure, separate ventilation system rooms for smoking patrons!)
Here is the bottom line:
“Private property owners should be free to allow smoking or not. Those who wish to smoke can patronize places that cater to smokers. Those who don’t will have places that seek their business. That’s how the free market works.” (Hat tip to Rob Abeira from Oklahomans for Individual Rights https://www.facebook.com/OKRights )
This bill will be heard in the General Government Committee Monday morning at 10:30 AM
Contact the members of the General Government Committee before Monday morning and tell them to vote NO! on SB36!
GENERAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE
Email grouping for Gen. Gov. Committee
I can find no compelling reason to further regulate smoking in public places (which includes private businesses!) Maybe the push for more ‘local control’ isn’t just about smoking.
This Mid West City family spent years in a court battle and no telling how much money fighting against the city to keep their Bull Terrier dog. The city attorney repeatedly asserted;
“It’s not about about the dogs. It’s about local control,”
I don’t care whether it comes from the local, state or federal level, these days it is ALL ABOUT CONTROL!
After you email the committee, why not also give them a quick call in the morning and remind them to vote NO! on SB36
- Senator Greg Treat – R – Chair – 405-521-5632 –
- Senator Roger Ballenger – D – Vice Chair 405-521-5588
- Senator Cliff Aldridge – R – 405-521-5584
- Senator Nathan Dahm – R – 405-521-5551
- Senator Jerry Ellis – D – 405-521-5614
- Senator Rob Johnson – R – 405-521-5592
- Senator Kyle Loveless – R – 405-521-5618
- Senator Bryce Marlatt – R – 405-521-5626