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SB 2202 - Prohibits Smoking on State-Funded University and Community College Campuses - Key Vote

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Tim Bivins voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (41-11) - (Key vote)
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (67-44) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Smoking on State-Funded University and Community College Campuses

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits smoking on the campus of state-supported institution of higher education, effective July 1, 2015.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an individual from smoking on the campus of a state-supported institution of higher education except under the following circumstances (Secs. 10 & 15):
    • An individual is traveling through a campus in a vehicle that is not owned by the university; or
    • An individual is smoking in an enclosed laboratory for the purpose of medical research. 
  • Requires a public university to establish a task force that implements the provisions of this bill and establishes the disciplinary action, fines, and an appeal process for an individual who violates this bill (Sec. 20). 
  • Requires the provisions of this act be communicated to all students and faculty of a public university no later than May 1, 2015 (Sec. 15). 
  • Requires a public university to post a campus map on their website that indicates the locations where smoking is prohibited (Sec. 15). 
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (30-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Smoking on State-Funded University and Community College Campuses

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits smoking on public university and community college campuses.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits smoking on state-supported university and community college campuses, beginning July 1, 2014 (Sec. 15).
  • Exempts individuals who are traveling through campus or are parked in cars not owned by the public university or community college (Sec. 15).
  • Requires that the prohibition of smoking be communicated to all students and employees of public university or community colleges by May 1, 2014 (Sec. 15).
  • Requires public universities and community colleges to establish a task force to implement the provisions of this bill including, but not limited to, posting “No Smoking” signs on campus by Dec. 31, 2013 (Sec. 20).
  • Authorizes the governing board of the public university or community college to determine what kind of disciplinary action to take against violators of the provisions of this bill (Sec. 25).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Smoking on State-Funded University and Community College Campuses

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