SB63—(workplaces, restaurants, and bars; local opt-out)—An Act prohibiting smoking in certain places—Signed by Governor on 7/17
This bill prohibits smoking and the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed places of employment and public places including restaurants, bars, hotels/motels, and health care facilities. Smoking is not allowed in a number of outdoor locations including school grounds, in children’s playgrounds, within 10 feet of entrances to a bar or restaurant, and within 20 feet of entrances of other places required to be smokefree. The Rules Committee substitute bill allows local communities to opt out of the law.
Exemptions: Smoking is allowed in tobacco and e-cigarette retail stores, separately enclosed smoking area for international passengers at international airports, a vehicle that is a place of employment when used by one person, on commercial fishing or sport charter fishing boat, in a private club in operation since 1/1/17, in an e-cigarette store in operation since 1/1/17, a private residence except if used for childcare/adult care, in stand-alone smoking shelters, and in freestanding licensed marijuana establishments.