Minnesota Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007
The Law - Highlights of the Act
In 1975, Minnesota became the first state to limit smoking in indoor workplaces, with the exception of bars.
Minnesota passed the Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007, a comprehensive smoke-free law covering indoor public places and workplaces, including bars and restaurants. The legislation was passed by a bipartisan majority of lawmakers and was signed by Governor Pawlenty on May 16, 2007. The law took effect on October 1, 2007.
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