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SB 25 - Statewide Indoor Smoking Ban - Kansas Key Vote

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Title: Statewide Indoor Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans smoking in enclosed public places and other areas beginning January 2, 2010.

Highlights:

-Prohibits smoking in enclosed areas, including but not limited to the following (Sec. 3):

    -Public places; -Taxis and limousines; -Restrooms, lobbies, hallways, and other common areas in public and private buildings, condominiums, other multiple residential buildings, hotels, and motels; -At least 80 percent of the sleeping quarters within a hotel or motel; -Access points of buildings and facilities; and -Any place of employment.
-Exempts the following locations from prohibition (Sec. 3):
    -Outdoor areas of buildings beyond the access points; -Private residences unless the residence is a day care; -Designated hotel or motel rooms; -Gaming floors of racetrack or lottery facilities; -Tobacco shops; -Designated portions of adult care homes; -Designated portions of licensed long-term care units of medical care facilities; and -Class A or B clubs that notify the Secretary of Health and Environment that they wish to be exempt.
-Establishes fines equal to $100 for the first violation, not more than $200 for a second violation that occurs within a year of the first violation, and not more than $500 for every subsequent violation that occurs within a year of the first violation (Sec. 5). -Specifies that day care homes that violate provisions of this bill may be subject to criminal punishment in addition to fines (Sec. 6).

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