Kaine to make tour of Commonwealth to kick off smoking ban
Virginia Governor Tim Kaine will make a tour of a series of Restaurants on the day one of his signature legislative accomplishments goes into effect. On December 1st, Kaine will make appearances at a number of different restaurants across Virginia in honor of the first day that Commonwealth’s ban on smoking in bars and eateries will be enforced. One of his stops will be here in Richmond. The Governor will appear at the Home Team Grill on Main Street in the Fan at 4pm.
Kaine fought years of institutional loyalty to the tobacco industry to push through the ban, that had an overwhelming amount of public support. Despite spending the better part of 4 years fighting to get the measured pass, Kaine will leave the bulk of the enforcement of the new law in the hands of his successor, Bob McDonnell, who publically voiced opposition to the plan. Kaine told me back in February when the bill finally passed, that he wasn’t worried about the new law being enforced.
The brand new atmosphere at Virginia Bars and Restaurants begins on December 1st.