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SENATE BILL NO. 1058
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S1058.......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES
SMOKING AREAS - Amends existing law to further define the meaning of a
designated smoking area.
01/27 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/28 Rpt prt - to St Aff
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1058
BY COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO DESIGNATED SMOKING AREAS; AMENDING SECTION 39-5504, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 FURTHER DEFINE DESIGNATED SMOKING AREAS.
4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 SECTION 1. That Section 39-5504, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
6 amended to read as follows:
7 39-5504. DESIGNATED SMOKING AREAS. (1) Smoking areas may be designated by
8 proprietors or other persons in charge of public places, except in places in
9 which smoking is prohibited by the fire marshal or by other law, ordinance or
11 (2) Where smoking areas are designated, a "good faith" effort shall be
12 made to minimize the effect of smoke in adjacent nonsmoking areas by
13 completely enclosing the designated smoking area . In the case of public
14 places consisting of a single room, the provisions of this chapter shall be
15 considered met only if one side of the
16 entire room is reserved and posted as a no smoking area.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This simple amendment extends the courtesy of clean indoor air to
all citizens at all times in all public places. Most employers and
most public places now provide a smoke free environment, but there
are few places that do not. This simple change would assure all
citizens the right to enter any public place and not be assaulted by
offensive, foul, unhealthy smoke filled rooms.
Neither the state nor local governments spend much time or money
enforcing the no-smoking law. This will add little or no additional
enforcement responsibilities. Over time, proprietors and owners will
simply adopt their practices to conform. We see no fiscal impact to
any local government.
CONTACT: Sen. John Andreason 332-1000
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE S1058