The full City Council will vote on proposed smoking ban with new exemptions. But it's also possible Mayor Greg Ballard could veto the bill.
A committee passed the plan earlier Monday morning. The ban would exclude off-track betting facilities, tobacco stores, hookah bars and some other clubs. It would allow membership clubs to have exemption from the smoking ban but only with a hard choice: keep smoking, or allow children on the premises. But not both.
Mayor Ballard said unless the council removes the restriction on children Monday night, he will veto the measure.