San Francisco supervisors pass ban on smoking at
By Angela Hokanson, Bay City News Service
April 12, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - The San Francisco Board of Supervisors
today passed an ordinance that bans smoking at public transit
stops and shelters.
The ordinance passed 7 -3. Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier was
absent from the meeting due to health reasons and did not cast
The legislation, which was co-sponsored by supervisors Fiona
Ma and Chris Daly, amends a section of the San Francisco Health
Code that already prohibits smoking in buildings and certain types
of enclosed structures.
The measure passed today prohibits smoking in the "ticketing,
boarding and waiting areas of public transit systems, including
bus, train, trolley and cable car stops and shelters.''
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has 10 calendar days after receiving
the legislation to sign it into law, veto it, or return it unsigned
to the Board, in which case the legislation still becomes law.
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