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H.91

Introduced by   Representatives Howrigan of Fairfield, Aswad of Burlington, Chen of Mendon, Donovan of Burlington, Gervais of Enosburg, Head of South Burlington, Hosford of Waitsfield, Howard of Rutland City, Hunt of Essex, Keogh of Burlington, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Larson of Burlington and Trombley of Grand Isle

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Health; tobacco; cabaret license; smoking in public places

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to prohibit smoking of tobacco products in public areas, including bars with a cabaret liquor license.

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  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 smoking areas designated under chapter 28, subchapter 2 of this title;

(3)  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. 2.  REPEAL

Section 1744 of Title 18 is repealed.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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