Governor shoots down ban on smoking on hospital grounds

State Assemblyman Jerry Hill’s legislation to ban smoking on hospital grounds was vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Current law contains a loophole that allows for smoking in hospital areas when buildings are clustered together in a campus setting, according to Hill. The bill would not have applied to psychiatric hospitals. Schwarzenegger called the proposal “unnecessary.”

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