When the City of Shelbyville devised its public smoking ordinance years ago, e-cigarettes weren’t a technology on the market.
Now that they are the city’s Ordinance Committee met to discuss the proper language that would be needed to protect employees and patrons of businesses that allow smoking and other public areas that might be impacted.
City attorney Jennifer Meltzer told the committee that it might be best to use the state’s standard, which recognizes the new smoking technology. Then, where the city deems it necessary to be more strict in its policy, it can.
The newly written ordinance will soon go to the common council for consideration.