Contact House Health Committee Members – NO ON SB-109
With the passage of SB-109 by the Senate the decision as to if West Virginia will roll back the hands of time and damage the public’s health by passing this legislation is now rests with House of Delegate.
The House has assigned this bill to the Health and Human Resources Committee and the to the Judiciary Committee.
SB-109 would offer exemptions from clean indoor air regulations for hundreds of facilities including casinos, limited video lottery establishments and fraternal organizations who have at least a 10% no smoking area and meet prescribed ventilation requirements. Exemptions under this bill would be approved or disapproved by the County Commissioners following verification by the local board of health that the conditions for exemptions were met. Veteran organizations would receive a blanket exemption under the provisions of SB-109.
Passage of this legislation would:
– Dramatically weaken the ability of clean indoor air regulations in our communities to protect our citizens from exposure to second hand smoke as they work, live and while enjoying entertainment.
– Would provide a path to exemption for hundreds of facilities that are already smoke free and have been for a considerable time exposing its workers, patrons and vendors to harmful and toxic environmental tobacco smoke.
This legislation is being sought by powerful special interests, most notably the gambling industry, who are attempting to to turn back the hands of time in order to squeeze profits through exploitation of a dangerous addiction.
THIS CAN ONLY BE STOPPED BY CITIZENS LETTING THEIR SENATORS AND DELEGATES KNOW THEY OPPOSE THIS LEGISLATION!
PLEASE PHONE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE HEALTH & HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE MEMBERS TODAY.
Contact the following members and ask that they DON’T GAMBLE AWAY WEST VIRGINIA’S HEALTH and that they VOTE NO on SB-109!
Joe Ellington, Chair – (304) 340-3269
Eric Householder, Vice-Chair – (304) 340-3274
Lynne Arvon – (304) 340-3384
Bob Ashley – (304) 340-3185
Roy Cooper – (304) 340-3119
Larry Faircloth – (304) 340-3147
Jordan Hill – (304) 340-3352
Brian Kurcaba – (304) 340-3173
Patrick Lane – (304) 340-3252
Amanda Pasdon – (304) 340-3265
Matthew Rohrbach – (304) 340-3221
Kelli Sobonya – (304) 340-3175
Chris Stansbury – (304) 340-3340
Amy Summers – (304) 340-3139
Terry Waxman – (304) 340-3171
Carl Westfall – (304) 340-3140
Barbara Fleischauer, Minority Chair – (304) 340-3127
Denise Campbell, Minority Vice-Chair – (304) 340-3145
Mick Bates – (304) 340-3180
Shawn Fluharty – (304) 340-3270
Don Perdue – (304) 340-3355
Clifton Moore – (304) 340-3165
Mike Pushkin – (304) 340-3106
Ralph Rodighiero – (304) 340-3297
Linda Longstreth – (304) 340-3248