Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Urgent Action-Contact Your Kansas Legislatiors Now!

Take Action For Clean Indoor Air!
Last Tuesday, by an 11-8 vote, the Kansas House Committee on Health and Human Services tabled debate on Senate Bill 25 (The Kansas Clean Indoor Air Act). As you know, the Kansas Clean Indoor Air Act would have prohibited smoking in most public places, with very few exemptions. We're disappointed in the House Committee's action. We feel Kansans have the right to breathe clean indoor air.

TAKE ACTION! The fight for clean indoor air in Kansas is not over yet! Visit www.yourethecure.org and sign in to take action on this important bill!

Recently, the Kansas Senate negated the action by the House Health & Human Services Committee by reintroducing the Kansas Clean Indoor Air Act again for future action. The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee stripped the contents of House Bill 2221 and inserted the contents of Senate Bill 25. It was then voted out of Committee and will be placed on Senate General Orders to await action by the full Senate. While this is a minor setback, we're optimistic that your efforts in contacting your legislators have paved the way to a healthier Kansas, and a smoke-free Kansas is closer than ever before!

Please continue to contact your legislators and tell them to support the Kansas Clean Indoor Air Act! We'll continue to keep you informed on the latest and when action is needed.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Clean Indoor Air Act Update

Last Tuesday, by an 11-8 vote, the Kansas House Committee on Health and Human Services tabled debate on Senate Bill 25 (The Kansas Clean Indoor Air Act). As you know, the Kansas Clean Indoor Air Act would have prohibited smoking in most public places, with very few exemptions. Recently, the Kansas Senate negated the action by the House Health & Human Services Committee by reintroducing the Kansas Clean Indoor Air Act again for future action. The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee stripped the contents of House Bill 2221 and inserted the contents of Senate Bill 25. It was then voted out of Committee and will be placed on Senate General Orders to await action by the full Senate.

While this is a minor setback, we're optimistic that your efforts in contacting your legislators have paved the way to a healthier Kansas, and a smoke-free Kansas is closer than ever before!Because of your help, the Kansas Clean Indoor Air Act has advanced further in the state legislature than ever before.

Thank you for all of your phone calls, emails and letters to the Kansas Legislature on this matter. We still have much work before this bill can become a law. We'll continue to keep you informed on the latest and when action is needed.