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Section Newsletter Articles on Smoking Ban

Will the courts snuff out the Smoke Free Illinois Act? By James W. Chipman Government Lawyers, December 2008 A vast majority of new laws quietly take effect without much fanfare or notice from the general public. One notable exception was the new Smoke Free Illinois Act (the Act)1 that took effect on January 1, 2008.
Clearing the air on the State’s new smoking ban By James W. Chipman Government Lawyers, March 2008 In the legislative drafting process, it is common to include in a piece of legislation a provision setting forth the purpose of the bill in order to establish the general tone and intention of the legislative body.
New state law to allow municipalities to ban smoking in public places may not be as far reaching as believed By Anthony J. DelGiorno Local Government Law, September 2005 On August 10, 2005, Governor Rod Blagojevich signed into law House Bill 672 (Public Act 94-517), which was designed to amend the Illinois Clean Indoor Air Act to permit all municipalities, whether home rule units or not, to ban indoor smoking in public places