Courtroom showdown at the may not be OK, South Dakota smoking ban saga, corralThe 2009 SD legislature enacted another* smoking ban, which was challenged by local residents and business owners. Having garnered enough signatures to put the newly proposed law to a November ballot vote....the new law was successfully delayed.
Until Secretary of State Nelson arbitrarily disqualified some of the signatures, making the statewide smoking ban effective immediately.......
But hold on to your bootstraps partner, a court appeal reversed Nelson's ruling until the proposed new law had it's day in court slated for Nov 12, 2009 to get to the bottom of this Nicoderm funded soap opera.
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*I stated earlier "another smoking ban", because South Dakota already has a smoking ban in place, information on that can be found here:
Meanwhile Nicoderm, Nicotrol, Nicorette beneficiary RWJF is no doubt making a mad dash the the South Dakota border, probably thru one of their intermediaries, with a wheelbarrow full of cash.....er I guess they call them "grants"
Update 11/14/09: Smoking ban opponents victorious in court decision, statewide smoking ban delayed until South Dakota voters decide Nov. 2010.