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SB 246 - Smoking Ban - Key Vote

Pennsylvania Key Votes

Stewart Greenleaf voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Smoking Ban

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (41-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans smoking in public places.

Highlights:
-Prohibits smoking in public places with the exception of tobacco shops, designated smoking rooms in hotels and truck stops, casinos, nursing homes, private clubs, and drinking establishments where food is 20% or less of its profits (Sec. 3). -Requires signs designating "no smoking" or "smoking" areas to be displayed (Sec. 4). -Punishes violators with a maximum $250 fine for the first offense, $500 for a second offense within a year, and $1,000 for a third offense within a year (Sec. 6). -States that the ban supersedes any local regulations regarding smoking in public areas, with the exception of smoking laws in Philadelphia (Sec. 11).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (163-38) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans smoking in public places.

Highlights:
-Prohibits smoking in public places with the exception of tobacco shops, designated smoking rooms in hotels and truck stops, casinos, nursing homes, private clubs, and drinking establishments where food is 20% or less of its profits (Sec. 3). -Requires signs designating "no smoking" or "smoking" areas to be displayed (Sec. 4). -Punishes violators with a maximum $250 fine for the first offense, $500 for a second offense within a year, and $1,000 for a third offense within a year (Sec. 6). -States that the ban supersedes any local regulations regarding smoking in public areas, with the exception of smoking laws in Philadelphia (Sec. 11).
Legislation - Conference Report Rejected (Senate) (19-31) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans smoking in public places.

Highlights:
-Prohibits smoking in public places with the exception of tobacco shops, designated smoking rooms in hotels and truck stops, casinos, nursing homes, private clubs, and drinking establishments where food is 20% or less of its profits (Sec. 3). -Requires signs designating "no smoking" or "smoking" areas to be displayed (Sec. 4). -Punishes violators with a maximum $250 fine for the first offense, $500 for a second offense within a year, and $1,000 for a third offense within a year (Sec. 6). -States that the ban supersedes any local regulations regarding smoking in public areas, with the exception of smoking laws in Philadelphia (Sec. 11).
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) (13-36) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would prohibit smoking in most public places and workplaces that are enclosed or largely enclosed.

Highlights:
-Prohibits smoking in public places or workplaces, including bars, restaurants, mass transportation, waiting rooms and train stations, public and private universities and educational institutions, health and government housing facilities, zoos, commercial workplaces, indoor arenas, bingo facilities, hotels and motels, and any public place where the air is enclosed or mostly enclosed (Sec. 4[A]). -Requires that in restricted smoking areas, owners must post clear signs indicating the prohibition of smoking (Sec. 4[B]). -Provides exemption to private property, tobacco industry workplaces, retail tobacco businesses, cigar bars, hotels that have designated smoking rooms that consist of less than 25% of the total occupancy, private clubs, and conferences that are for the purpose of tobacco and have over 75% tobacco of all products there (Sec. 4[C]). -Establishes a civil penalty of $250 for the first smoking offense, $500 for the second, and $1000 for each offense thereafter (Sec. 4[F]).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (141-62) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would prohibit smoking in most public places and workplaces that are enclosed or largely enclosed.

Highlights:
-Prohibits smoking in public places or workplaces, including bars, restaurants, mass transportation, waiting rooms and train stations, public and private universities and educational institutions, health and government housing facilities, zoos, commercial workplaces, indoor arenas, bingo facilities, hotels and motels, and any public place where the air is enclosed or mostly enclosed (Sec. 4[A]). -Requires that in restricted smoking areas, owners must post clear signs indicating the prohibition of smoking (Sec. 4[B]). -Provides exemption to private property, tobacco industry workplaces, retail tobacco businesses, cigar bars, hotels that have designated smoking rooms that consist of less than 25% of the total occupancy, private clubs, and conferences that are for the purpose of tobacco and have over 75% tobacco of all products there (Sec. 4[C]). -Establishes a civil penalty of $250 for the first smoking offense, $500 for the second, and $1000 for each offense thereafter (Sec. 4[F]).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (33-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that institutes a ban on smoking in public places.

Highlights:
- Prohibits smoking in public places, authorized gaming facilities, or workplaces (sec. 4). - Exempts certain establishments from the ban, such as tobacco shops, cigar bars, private clubs, and drinking establishments, as long as they post signs at every entrance saying that smoking is allowed (sec. 6). -Prohibits local governments from adopting any alternative or stricter indoor smoking bans (sec. 13).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Smoking Ban

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