Scarcnet News Summaries (Advocacy Institute)
Gaithersburg, MD Sues County Over Restaurant Smoking Ban
Gaithersburg, MD sued Montgomery County yesterday saying that a restaurant smoking ban should not apply to the city, which is generally exempt from county law. Assistant city manager Fred Felton said the city's dispute was over procedure and not over the substance of the law. In March, Montgomery County passed a law banning smoking in county restaurants and bars, effective Jan. 1, 2002.
Source: "Gaithersburg Sues Over Smoking Law," WASHINGTON POST, August 19, 1999, p. B3.