Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Additional Bills For Honolulu Introduced to Ban Smoking in Public Places
There are three new bills being introduced by various members of the Honolulu government to ban smoking at various public places around Oahu. Mayor Kirk Caldwell initiated Bill 24, which would help to clarify a smoking ban already in effect for seven major parks and beaches in East Honolulu. City Councilman Ikaika Anderson would like to expand the smoking ban to all city operated parks and beaches through Bill 25. And finally, City Councilman Ron Menor is introducing Bill 26, which would ban smoking from all city bus stops. The City Council Public Safety and Economic Development Committee is listening to testimonials from both supporters of the three bills and those who oppose it over the next few weeks. The entire City Council will vote on the three bills sometime in July.