Smokefree DC is a citizen-based group whose goal is to promote smokefree environments in Washington, DC.

Victory! Monday hearing cancelled

Monday’s D.C. Health Committee hearing on a permanent exemption to the smokefree law has been cancelled, and there appears to be no plan to hear the legislation anytime soon. 
 
It is likely that all the emails sent by smokefree supporters this week prompted this. Councilmember Jack Evans (Ward 2) and his pals at the Friendly Sons of Ireland will not get their permanent exemption from the smokefree law for the time being.
 
It is also important to note that Councilmember Mary Cheh (Ward 3) said this week she would not approve a permanent exemption to the law, as Evans was seeking. She did vote for his emergency measure, but she said these requests should be handled on a case-by-case basis.
 
Thanks to those who sent the D.C. Council emails. It’s good to see that the democratic process works!
 
We’ll keep an eye out and make sure this bill doesn’t come up on any future Health Committee agendas. If it does, we’ll let you know.

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