Rep. Tyler Olson during debate on HF 2212On a bi-partisan 54-45 vote, the Iowa House approved a compromise crafted by House and Senate negotiators last night to ban smoking and protect 99% of Iowa workers.  

House File 2212 has some exemptions to the smoking ban, including fairgrounds, the Iowa Veterans Home, National Guard facilities, correctional facilities, farm tractors or trucks, and outdoor areas, like bar patios.

The bill, which was managed by State Representative Tyler Olson, D-Cedar Rapids, now goes to the Senate for consideration.