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Smoking ban amendment in state insurance bill

Publication Date: 4/13/2007
  • Publication:Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

The Indiana House inserted language that would institute a statewide smoking ban into a bill that would establish an insurance program for low-income Hoosiers. Here is the text of the amendment:

Sec. 3.5. (a) A person may not smoke in an enclosed public place, a sports arena, or an enclosed place of employment.

(b) This section does not apply to a private residence that is not used as a licensed child care facility, retail tobacco stores, bars, public areas rented or leased for private functions, separate enclosed areas of truck stops that are not accessible to persons less than twenty-one (21) years of age, or an area that is not accessible to the public that is part of an owner operated business that has no employees other than the owner. …

Sec. 10. A person who violates this chapter commits a Class A infraction.