Bar Owners Push Back Against Kansas Smoking Ban
House Bill 2219 would provide exceptions to private businesses that employ and serve only people 21 or over.
The bill is part of a growing movement to fight the ban’s effects on bars and other adult businesses.
Critics say many bars and nightclubs have been forced to close because of the ban.
The bill would also require businesses to post signs prohibiting people under 21 from entering, and alerting the public that the business allows smoking by adults.
Representative Randy Garber (R. Sabetha) is a co-sponsor of the bill, which has been assigned to the House Health and Human Services Committee. You can track the bill and read the text here.