There is a Fight Over the Smoking Ban
State Senator Doug Kary of Billings is sponsoring SB 179 which would lift the burden of enforcing the Montana Clean Indoor Act on elected officials. This is a second attempt by businesses in Billings to undo a local rule requiring a 20 foot smoke free zone outside of public buildings, including casinos, bars and restaurants. As of now, if someone is walking by a business and is smoking, the business owners gets the ticket. The business owners want that changed.