In a move that would take government regulations into once protected spaces, a trio of New Hampshire legislators have started the process that could ban smoking in private clubs, such as American Legions and fraternal lodges.
Senators Lou D’Allesandro and Donna Soucy and Representative Donald LeBrun have endorsed Legislative Service Request 2630, which would prohibit smoking in buildings owned or operated by social, fraternal or religious organizations. Currently, such organizations are allowed to set such policies on their own as decided on by their membership.
In New Hampshire, LSRs are the first step to getting bills created and introduced to the state legislature. The New Hampshire legislature will begin their 2014 session on January 8.