Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1950

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 16-41-37-6.

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.





Thompson, Stutzman




    January 23, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy, Ethics and Veterans Affairs.







Introduced

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 health.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 16-41-37-6; (03)IN1950.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 16-41-37-6 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 language.
        (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.