Topeka Gov. Mark Parkinson plans to have three events, including one at the Kansas University Medical Center, to celebrate passage of a statewide ban on indoor smoking in public places.
Parkinson will sign the bill into law during a ceremony Friday in the Statehouse.
Then he will have ceremonial signings on Monday at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, and in Salina.
Parkinson’s spokesman Seth Bundy said the ceremony at KU Med is linked to the KU Cancer Center’s efforts to receive designation from the National Cancer Institute. That event starts at 1:30 p.m. in the School of Nursing atrium.
Bundy said Parkinson was already going to speak at the Ellsworth-Kanopolis Chamber of Commerce and on the way will have a ceremonial signing in Salina, home of state Rep. Charles Roth, a Republican, who made the successful motion in the House to adopt the smoking ban that had already been approved in the Senate.
That event is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at the Salina-Saline County Health Department.
The law will take effect July 1.