Monday, January 09, 2006

Smoke 'em If You Got 'em

A bill that would ban smoking in almost every indoor location in New Jersey will soon hit the desk of acting New Jersey governor Richard J. Codey for signing. The New Jersey Senate passed the bill last month and the Assembly voted 64-12 in favor of the bill. The law will go into effect 90 days after Gov. Codey signs it.

Under the law, only casinos are allowed to permit smoking. Someone needs to follow the money trail on that lobbying effort. Especially since casino workers testified in favor of the ban. The timing on this bill also smells since Codey is set to leave office on January 17th. If he signs this into law, it clears the air for the new Governor - Jon Corzine.

It appears the law is unpopular among both restaurant owners and strippers. Therefore, radio personalities at 101.5FM, "The Jersey Guys" are hosting a 100 Stripper March in Trenton on January 12th.

Violations of the new law would range from $250 to $1,000. That's a lot of singles...Bada Bing!

(Hat Tip - My Sister...who better not be marching)

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