SB125 - (some workplaces; ventilation) - A Bill to amend the Illinois Clean Indoor Air Act - Amended and Passed 1st Reading
This bill restricts smoking in some enclosed public places and workplaces. Smoking is allowed in private, enclosed offices occupied exclusively by smokers, even though such offices may be visited by nonsmokers, as well as warehouse type workplaces. Any restaurant, bar or tavern can have a ventilated smoking area until July 1, 2008. Bar owners are allowed to create separately ventilated "secondary free-standing facilities" for smoking patrons.
EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private enclosed offices occupied exclusively by smokers; factories, warehouses and similar places of work not usually frequented by the general public; private residences, except when used as a licensed childcare/adult day care /healthcare facility or home-based business of any kind open to the public; private vehicles; private clubs when not open to the public; religious ceremonies; when a part of theatrical performances; in 25% hotel/motel rooms; retail tobacco stores; and private and semi-private rooms in nursing homes and long-term care facilities.