St. Joseph City Council Votes to Change Smoking Rules

Published 06/09 2014 08:31PM

Updated 06/09 2014 11:01PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Two days after St. Joseph's city-wide smoking ban went into effect, city council members have voted to change the rules.

Council members voted to amend part of the ordinance Monday night.

Council members voted to change the distance smokers must be from a business entrance from 15 feet to five feet.

The ordinance passed by a vote of 8 to 1.

Deputy Mayor Pat Jones was the only 'no' vote.

St. Joseph's smoking ban, passed by voters in April, went into effect on Saturday.

The ordinance bans smoking in all indoor public buildings including bars and restaurants except for the gaming floor of the St. Joseph Frontier Casino.

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