AUSTIN Texas The board of the Texas Restaurant Association on Monday voted to back a statewide smoking ban. The board, made up of more than 100 restaurateurs from across the state, said “a statewide smoking ban that would level the playing field and reduce the confusion arising from the variety of bans currently enacted at the local level.”The Texas Legislature is considering both a smoking ban bill sponsored by Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) and a House version sponsored by Rep. Myra ...
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