Bill banning smoking in Atlantic City casinos won’t be voted on until next year, sponsor says

Bill banning smoking in Atlantic City casinos won’t be voted on until next year, sponsor says

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  • Sophie Nieto-Munoz, New Jersey Monitor
December 13, 2023 9:07 PM
  • Sophie Nieto-Munoz, New Jersey Monitor

The sponsor of a bill that would ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos said the measure will be punted to the next legislative session after a new group of lawmakers are sworn in.

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The bipartisan bill was scheduled to be voted on by the Senate’s health committee Thursday, but he said it will be pulled from consideration because it does not have enough support on the committee to advance it, said Sen. Joe Vitale (D-Middlesex).

“We’ll get there eventually,” Vitale said. “This will pass, and we’ll take it up in a new session with new members”…

The bill’s supporters — including casino workers who have been fighting for the bill’s passage — vow to keep lobbying senators to back it.