Feb. 18, 2013
In my earlier post on this subject yesterday, I urged you to send emails and make calls to the General Government Committee before 10:30 AM Monday Morning.
Please do send those emails and make those calls because no matter how you slice it, this bill does not pass muster.
Take for example, the fact that this bill is being sold to us as a “local control” bill. That sounds great! We are all for local control right?
Well, Big Momma Gov. knows that, baby! She knows how your little mind works and thats why Big Momma went and reframed this issue for you in a way that was sure to go down sweet.
Reframing is a nice word. Since there is no way that casting a FEDERAL INITIATIVE into state law equals LOCAL CONTROL, some might call it a LIE!
Here’s the bottom line;
SB36 is really a FEDERAL INITIATIVE marketed to you as “LOCAL CONTROL”!
Isn’t that neat? If your intelligence isn’t insulted, it should be.
links from graphic
“Healthy People 2020 objective (TU-16) calls for eliminating state laws that preempt any type of local tobacco control law”
Healthy People 2020 State Specific Plans http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/implement/StateSpecificPlans.aspx
Healthy People 2020 Oklahoma Plan http://www.ok.gov/strongandhealthy/documents/OHIP-viewing.pdf
Once again contact the General Government Committee before 10:30 AM and tell them that SB36
-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!)
“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 )
SB36 is a FEDERAL INITIATIVE masqurading as LOCAL CONTROL!
Please contact the members of the General Government Committee by email and phone if you can and tell them NO on SB36!
GENERAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE
Email grouping for Gen. Gov. Committee
- 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
If you care to watch the General Government Committee meeting where they will debate and vote on SB36, you can do so here http://oksenate.gov/meetingview-511a.htm at 10:30 AM.