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Table 1 Study site characteristics (laws passed and in effect)

From: Evidence and argument in policymaking: development of workplace smoking legislation

  Utah South Dakota Florida Oregon North Dakota Louisiana
Legislative outcome passed passed passed passed failed passed
Legislative score 33 17 14 12 0(9)* 4
Years deliberated 1993–1994 2001–2002 1985–1992 2001–2002 2001,2003 1992–1993
Percentage of legislators speaking 38% 43% 38% 34% 17% 8%
State legislature size 104 105 160 90 141 144
Non-legislative participants 67 28 42 28 12 3
Preemption yes yes yes yes no yes
Number of coded arguments 753 778 339 560 114 208
  1. *Parenthetical score refers to North Dakota's existing law.