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Introduced by   Senator Lyons of Chittenden District, Senator Condos of Chittenden District, Senator Flanagan of Chittenden District and Senator Miller of Chittenden District

Referred to Committee on


Subject:  Health; smoking; cabarets; clubs; prohibition

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to prohibit smoking in public buildings, including bars and clubs.


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 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. 2.  REPEAL

Section 1744 of Title 18 is repealed.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont