NO. 34. AN ACT RELATING TO PROHIBITION OF SMOKING IN ALL PUBLIC PLACES.
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 18 V.S.A. § 1741(2) is amended to read:
place of public access” means any place of business, commerce, banking,
financial service, or other service-related activity, whether publicly or
privately owned and whether operated for profit or not, to which the general
public has access or which the general public uses, including buildings, offices,
means of transportation, common carrier waiting rooms, arcades, restaurants,
bars and cabarets, retail stores, grocery stores, libraries, theaters, concert
halls, auditoriums, arenas, barber shops, hair salons, laundromats, shopping
malls, museums, art galleries, sports and fitness facilities, planetariums,
and common areas of nursing homes, hospitals, resorts,
hotels and motels, including the lobbies, hallways, elevators, restaurants,
restrooms and, cafeterias, and buildings or facilities owned
or operated by a social, fraternal, or religious club.
Sec. 2. 18 V.S.A. § 1743 is amended to read:
§ 1743. Exceptions
The restrictions in this chapter on possession of lighted tobacco products shall not apply to:
owned and operated by social, fraternal, or religious organizations when used
by the membership of the organization, their guests or families, or any
facility that is rented or leased for private functions from which the public
is excluded and for which arrangements are under the control of the sponsor of
the function; (2)
workplace Workplace smoking areas designated under chapter
28, subchapter 2 of chapter 28 of this title ;. (3)
areas (2) Areas not commonly open to the public of
owner-operated businesses with no employees ; (4)
areas designated as smoking areas under section 1744 of this title.
Sec. 3. REPEAL
Section 1744 of Title 18 is repealed.
Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE
This act shall take effect on September 1, 2005.
Approved: June 1, 2005
The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street