HB5809 - (broader cigar bar exemption) - A bill to amend the public health code - Session Adjourned
This bill broadens the exemption that allows smoking in cigar bars. Instead of requiring that exempt cigar bars make 75% gross annual revenue from on-site tobacco sales, it would reduce the amount to only 10%. It also requires a $500 filing fee as part of the affidavit that cigar bars must submit annually to demonstrate that they qualify for the exemption. It also states that a food service establishment does not include a cigar bar or tobacco specialty retail store that meets the 10% exemption requirement.