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NC Senate to take up bill loosening smoking laws

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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:00 am

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina Senate bill invalidating some local government and community college smoking rules that go farther than state law is up for a committee vote.

The bill heads to the Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee Tuesday. The bill leaves intact a local government's authority to bar smoking in state buildings and public places but ends their authority to enact their own laws in outdoor settings. The bill also applies to community college grounds and at outdoor college events.

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