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House kills bar smoking ban

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BISMARCK -- The House snuffed a smoking ban for North Dakota bars and hotel rooms Thursday.

Opponents of House Bill 1213 said an existing smoking ban law is sufficient and it constituents who runs the bars will suffer the most, if the law is beefed up.

"Light a red one up on this bill," said Rep. Mike Schatz, R-New England, referring to the House's electronic board that shows "no" votes in red.

The vote to defeat the bill was 59-33.

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