St. Charles County Won't Vote on Smoking Ban Proposal

According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch article, Circuit Judge Ted House threw out the ballot measure.

St. Charles County voters won't have the chance to vote on a smoking ban in November after Circuit Judge Ted House decided Tuesday to pull the measure off the ballot. 

Anti-smoking advocate Don Young filed suit against St. Charles Couty Elections Director Rich Chrismer after Chrismer decided to pull the measure from the ballot. 

House sided with Chrismer, who argued that the wording in the ballot language was inconsistent, according to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 

"House said the council did not follow proper procedure to get it on the ballot." 

Read the full Post-Dispatch story here


James Fenske September 27, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Wow one more year of freedom before they can take away one more thing some one else might enjoy. How about we outlaw heavy perfume use or many booze or how about air???? They should be able to charge for that.
Elizabeth September 27, 2012 at 12:43 PM
I concur. How about we outlaw screaming, incorrigible children as well. Loud music should go, it damages peoples' hearing. Also, anything that could potentially make us fat. It never ceases to amaze me how people can't understand the difference between public property and private property. My neighbors are invited to my house, but that doesn't give them the right to dictate to me what I do in it. Why do people think that privately owned businesses shouldn't have the same privilege? I don't smoke, but I also recognize that if you go to the trouble to open a business you should be able to smoke in it or allow others to smoke in it. It's not like the taxpayers paid for it.


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