ACTION ALERT – HB-2914 Amended to Allow Smoking at Gambling Facilities


HB-2914 would exempt from clean indoor air regulations gaming facilities in West Virginia including casinos and all limited video lottery establishments.

This bill was just amended in the Political Subdivision Committee to give all businesses operating with a gaming license a blanket exemption for clean indoor air regulations.

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.

– Provide an exemption for 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 a powerful special interest, 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 THE LEGISLATURE KNOW THEY OPPOSE THIS LEGISLATION!

HB-2914 now moves to the House Heath and Human Resources Committee. Please contact members of HHR as well as your House representatives and ask them to OPPOSE this effort to attack smoke free air in West Virginia.

HOUSE HEALTH & HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
MEMBERS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Delegate EllingtonChairjoe.ellington@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3269

Delegate SummersVice-Chairamy.summers@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3139

Delegate Longstrethlinda.longstreth@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3124

Delegate Pushkinmike.pushkin@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3106

Delegate Arvonkaren.arvon@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3384

Delegate Atkinson IIImartin.atkinson@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3185

Delegate Baldwinstephen.baldwin@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3131

Delegate Batesmick.bates@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3180

Delegate Butlerjim.butler@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3199

Delegate Cooperroy.cooper@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3119

Delegate Crissvernon.criss@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3202

Delegate Deanmark.dean@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3304

Delegate Fleischauerbarbaraf@wvhouse.gov – 304) 340-3127

Delegate Fluhartyshawn.fluharty@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3270

Delegate Hilljordan.hill@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3352

Delegate Hollenray.hollen@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3136

Delegate Householdereric.householder@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3274

Delegate Iaquintarichard.iaquinta@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3102

Delegate Loveshirley.love@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3337

Delegate Queenben.queen@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3171

Delegate Rodighieroralph.rodighiero@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3297

Delegate Rohrbachmatthew.rohrbach@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3221

Delegate Rowanruth.rowan@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3157

Delegate Sobonyakelli.sobonya@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3175

Delegate Whitebrad.white@wvhouse.gov – (304) 340-3138

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