The Lafayette City-Parish council banned smoking in bars with a 7-2 vote Tuesday night. Bar owners have a grace period until August 1st before banning smoking completely. Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux still needs to approve the proposal before it becomes law. Council members say they fully expect him to do so.

The Ordinance (0-065-2017) which bans smoking in public places in the City and Parish of Lafayette, La. was passed by the Lafayette City-Parish council, Tuesday night, by a vote of 7-2.

Voting for the ordinance were Councilmember(s) Kevin Naquin, Jay Castille, Pat Lewis, Kenneth Boudreaux, Bruce Conque, Nanette Cook and Liz Hebert.

Voting against the ordinance were Councilmember(s) Jared Bellard, and William Theriot. The measure now moves to Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux for approval. The ordinance would take effect immediately if signed by Robideaux, however enforcement won’t officially begin until August 1, 2017.