Okla. governor signs smoke-room rebate bill - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Okla. governor signs smoke-room rebate bill

OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma restaurants that created separately ventilated smoking rooms will get a rebate to convert them to smoke-free under a new law.

Gov. Brad Henry signed the Clean Air in Restaurants Act during a ceremony on Friday.

The voluntary program authorizes the State Department of Health to implement the rebate program. It would allow restaurants to recover 50 percent of the original expenditure, minus depreciation costs, if it converts to a smoke-free restaurant by January 2013.

The bill directs the Health Department to fund the program using a fund that includes money from the state's tobacco tax.

Restaurants were allowed to maintain separate smoking rooms under a public smoking ban law that took effect in 2003.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Hero dog finds naked, shivering girl in ditch

    Hero dog finds naked, shivering girl in ditch

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-03-22 18:02:16 GMT
    Wednesday, March 22 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-03-23 02:11:13 GMT

    A dog named Peanut went from rescue to hero after she found a naked, young girl lying in a ditch in Michigan.

    A dog named Peanut went from rescue to hero after she found a naked, young girl lying in a ditch in Michigan.

  • Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin town

    Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin town

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-03-23 01:56:58 GMT
    Wednesday, March 22 2017 9:57 PM EDT2017-03-23 01:57:44 GMT

    Authorities say a police officer and at least two other people were shot when a domestic dispute escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin.

    Authorities say a police officer and at least two other people were shot when a domestic dispute escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin.

  • Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown

    Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-03-23 01:26:56 GMT
    Wednesday, March 22 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-03-23 01:26:56 GMT

    A day before the House planned votes on the measure, Trump was expected to continue hunting support for what would be a significant achievement for his young presidency.

    A day before the House planned votes on the measure, Trump was expected to continue hunting support for what would be a significant achievement for his young presidency.

Powered by Frankly