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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:

(2)  "A 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, historical sites, 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:

(1)  buildings 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Section 1744 of Title 18 is repealed.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont