SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Some lawmakers plan to propose bills that would make it illegal to smoke in Utah's private clubs.
Supporters of the move say it's dangerous for non-smokers in the establishments where smokers are free to light up. They want Utah to pass a law similar to those in California and New York, which have banned smoking in bars.
Current Utah law specifically exempts private clubs and taverns from a workplace smoking ban.
Another less-restrictive bill would leave it up to local leaders whether they want to ban smoking in bars. And there's another proposal to prohibit smoking in "fine-dining" establishments but not private clubs and taverns.
A group of bars and restaurants is raising money to fight the potential smoking ban.
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