A West Monroe Republican’s bid to cut down on exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke couldn’t get final passage even though it was watered down through the legislative process.

As reworked by the state Senate, state Rep. Frank Hoffmann’s House Bill 111 would have prohibited smoking within 25 feet of the entrances to state-owned office buildings, not including public college campuses.

The Louisiana House voted 95-2 for a final compromise version of HB111, but it never came up for a vote in the Senate, stalling it on the calendar when the legislative session ended Thursday.