Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1766 -- Indoor Clean Air Act

Sponsor:  Bivins

This bill repeals the Indoor Clean Air Act and enacts new
provisions regarding smoking in public places.  In its main
provisions, the bill:

(1)  Prohibits smoking in all buildings and vehicles owned,
leased, or operated by governmental entities;

(2)  Prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places including,
but not limited to, restaurants, bars, shopping malls, retail
stores, sports arenas, theaters, and museums;

(3)  Prohibits smoking in all enclosed facilities within places
of employment including meeting rooms, employee lounges, private
offices, and cafeterias;

(4)  Prohibits smoking in outdoor places including within 15 feet
of entrances, windows, and ventilation systems; bleachers and
grandstands of outdoor arenas; public transportation stations,
platforms, and shelters; and playgrounds;

(5)  Exempts private residences, tobacco retail stores, at least
20% of hotel and motel rooms, and certain outdoor areas of places
of employment;

(6)  Requires the posting of no smoking signs and the removal of
ashtrays in prohibited areas;

(7)  Specifies that the Department of Health and Senior Services
will enforce the provisions of the bill;

(8)  Specifies that any person smoking in prohibited areas will
be guilty of an infraction and any person who controls a public
place or place of employment who fails to comply with the
provisions of the bill will be subject to a fine not to exceed
$50 for the first violation, a fine not to exceed $100 for a
second violation within one year, and a fine not to exceed $500
for a third or subsequent violation within one year and may have
his or her license suspended or revoked; and

(9)  Allows political subdivisions or local school boards to
enact more stringent ordinances or rules.

The bill becomes effective January 2, 2011.

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95th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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