Bill bans smoking in government offices, raises fine
Publication Date: 3/3/2005
- Publication:The (Myrtle Beach, SC) Sun News
Some state-owned buildings now have lounges and offices where smoking is allowed. The fine for smoking in prohibited locations is a minimum of $10.
On Wednesday, a Medical Affairs subcommittee approved a bill that prohibits smoking in all areas of more public buildings, such as private government offices and teacher lounges.
The bill targets secondhand-smoke concerns and is intended to ensure that taxpayer-paid role models, such as school coaches and teachers, aren't smoking around students, said Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville.