Indiana House GOP kills bill to raise smoking age to 21
The Associated Press
6:34 AM, Jan 31, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana House Republicans have killed a bill that would have increased the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.
The measure by Democratic Rep. Charlie Brown of Gary was killed Tuesday in a procedural maneuver by House Speaker Brian Bosma. It comes just one day after the House Public Health Committee approved the measure on a 9-0 vote.
Raising the smoking age is a top priority for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, prompting the group to issue a rare rebuke.