South Dakota smoking ban heads to court next week

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August 17, 2009

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PIERRE, South Dakota: A court hearing is scheduled for August 24, 2009 to begin discussing the smoking ban dispute.[1] The dispute arose after South Dakota citizens began a campaign to place the South Dakota Smoking Ban Referendum (2010) on the November 2010 ballot. The measure, if approved, would ask voters to veto the expanded smoking ban that was set to begin July 1, 2009 on the November 2010 ballot. The American Cancer Society is claiming, in newly-filed court papers, that South Dakota’s expanded smoking-ban law can’t be referred to a public vote because it would violate the state constitution.[2]

Below is a brief overview of the events surrounding the smoking ban dispute:

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* South Dakota 2010 ballot measures