State college campuses could soon go smoke-free.
Under a bill that passed in the House today, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors would be allowed to write smoking policies for dorms, buildings and grounds.
House Majority Leader Hugh Holliman, who lost a fight earlier in the session for a smoking ban in restaurants, stressed that the bill would not force all campuses to go smoke-free.
"This bill is permissive, it is not mandatory," he said.
The House approved the bill 104-3. It now heads back to the Senate for concurrence.
Update: The three noes were from Republican Reps. Curtis Blackwood of Matthews, George Cleveland of Jacksonville and Bryan Holloway of King.
Correction: An earlier version of this post misstated where the bill goes next.