HOUSE BILL No. 1950
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Synopsis: Nonsmoking areas in restaurants. Provides that after July 1,
2005, a restaurant may not claim to have a nonsmoking area unless the
smoking and nonsmoking areas are separated by a wall.
Effective: July 1, 2003.
January 23, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy, Ethics and
First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1950
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 16-41-37-6; (03)IN1950.1.1. -->
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 6. (a) The official in
charge of a public building shall do the following:
(1) Post conspicuous signs that read "Smoking Is Prohibited By
State Law Except In Designated Smoking Areas" or other similar
(2) Request persons who are smoking in violation of section 4 of
this chapter to refrain from smoking.
(3) Remove a person who is smoking in violation of section 4 of
this chapter and fails to refrain from smoking after being
requested to do so.
(b) The proprietor of a restaurant shall, under sections 4 and 5 of
this chapter, post conspicuous signs at each entrance to the restaurant,
informing the public of the establishment's smoking policy. However,
after July 1, 2005, a restaurant may not claim to have a
nonsmoking area unless the smoking area and the nonsmoking
area of the restaurant are separated by a solid, continuous wall
that is either:
(1) at least eight (8) feet in height; or
(2) connected to the floor and to the ceiling.