OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Public schools in Oklahoma would become tobacco free under legislation approved by a state House committee and sent to the full House.
The House Common Education Committee voted 14-0 Monday for the bill that has already passed the state Senate. A similar bill was previously passed by the House and is pending in the Senate.
Oklahoma law already requires that public schools be tobacco-free during the school day. The bill by Republican Rep. Lee Denney of Cushing would extend that policy to include non-school hours as well as school vehicles and school-sponsored activities.
The bill bans the use of tobacco in any form, by anyone, at any place and any time while on school grounds and during any school sponsored functions held off campus.