Bill would prevent fine for no anti-smoking sign
Publication Date: 2009-03-03
A proposal that would prevent establishments from being fined for not posting a no-smoking sign is advancing in the Legislature.
The measure sponsored by Sen. Dewayne Bunch, a Cleveland Republican, passed the Senate Commerce, Labor and Agriculture Committee 6-2 on Tuesday. The companion bill has been assigned to the Agriculture Committee.
Currently, the penalties for violating the posting requirement range from a written warning for a first violation to a civil penalty of $500 for a third or subsequent violation.
Under this proposal, there wouldn't be a fine for not having a sign posted.