Search Form
Now choose a category »

Key Votes

HF 2212 - Smoking Ban - Key Vote

Iowa Key Votes

Jack Hatch voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

Read statements Jack Hatch made in this general time period.

Stages

Family

Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Smoking Ban

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (54-45) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Highlights:
- Defines public places as enclosed areas to which the public is invited or permitted such as bars, gambling establishments, hotels, motels, public transportation facilities and vehicles, vehicles owned, leased or operated by the state government, private clubs used for public functions, and private residences when used as child care or health care provider facilities and child care facilities [ Sec. 1 (16)]. - Prohibits smoking in public places, certain outdoor areas such as outdoor sports arenas, public transit stations, school grounds, including inside any vehicle located on school grounds, parking lots, athletic fields and playgrounds [Sec 3(1)(2)]. - Prohibits smoking in outdoor restaurant seating areas and school grounds to which the public has access [Sec. 3 (2b)(2e)]. - Exempts the Iowa State fairgrounds or other fairgrounds, places administered by the department of corrections or Iowa National Guard facilities, but requires that smoking must be limited to designated smoking areas [Sec. 3 (2(1) (2) (3))]. - Exempts certain areas such as: (Sec. 4) - private residences - private vehicles - retail tobacco stores - hotel rooms designated as smoking rooms - private and semi-private rooms at long-term care facilities - private clubs that have no employees - limousines under private hire - Only the gaming floor of gambling establishments excluding any restaurants and bars that are in an enclosed area within the gaming floor - Iowa Veterans Home - Requires employers to post a "no smoking" sign at every entrance of a public place or place of employment. Additionally, requires vehicles that are publicly owned or are classified as places of employment to exhibit a "no smoking" sign. All "no smoking" signs must include the telephone number for reporting complaints and the Internet site of the department of public health [Sec. 6 (3)]. - Requires notice of these provisions be sent to all state business license applicants, to all law enforcement agencies, and to any business registered with the office of the secretary of state. Also requires employers to communicate smoking restrictions to employees during the application of employment [Sec. 6 (1)(2)]. - Prohibits employers from refusing, firing or retaliating against an employee or customer for exercising any of the rights afforded in this bill. Employees that choose to work for an employer that allows smoking do not waive any of their rights to the employer or to any other person (Sec. 7). - Fines employers who discharge or discriminate against employees or customer for exercising their "no smoking" rights, at least $2,000 but no more than $10,000 for each violation. Violations may result in the suspension or revocation of any permit or license issued to the person for the premises on which the violation occurred [Sec. 9 (3)(4)].
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (28-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Highlights:
- Defines public places as enclosed areas to which the public is invited or permitted such as bars, gambling establishments, hotels, motels, public transportation facilities and vehicles, vehicles owned, leased or operated by the state government, private clubs used for public functions, and private residences when used as child care or health care provider facilities and child care facilities [ Sec. 1 (16)]. - Prohibits smoking in public places, certain outdoor areas such as outdoor sports arenas, public transit stations, school grounds, including inside any vehicle located on school grounds, parking lots, athletic fields and playgrounds [Sec 3(1)(2)]. - Prohibits smoking in outdoor restaurant seating areas and school grounds to which the public has access [Sec. 3 (2b)(2e)]. - Exempts the Iowa State fairgrounds or other fairgrounds, places administered by the department of corrections or Iowa National Guard facilities, but requires that smoking must be limited to designated smoking areas [Sec. 3 (2(1) (2) (3))]. - Exempts certain areas such as: (Sec. 4) - private residences - private vehicles - retail tobacco stores - hotel rooms designated as smoking rooms - private and semi-private rooms at long-term care facilities - private clubs that have no employees - limousines under private hire - Only the gaming floor of gambling establishments excluding any restaurants and bars that are in an enclosed area within the gaming floor - Iowa Veterans Home - Requires employers to post a "no smoking" sign at every entrance of a public place or place of employment. Additionally, requires vehicles that are publicly owned or are classified as places of employment to exhibit a "no smoking" sign. All "no smoking" signs must include the telephone number for reporting complaints and the Internet site of the department of public health [Sec. 6 (3)]. - Requires notice of these provisions be sent to all state business license applicants, to all law enforcement agencies, and to any business registered with the office of the secretary of state. Also requires employers to communicate smoking restrictions to employees during the application of employment [Sec. 6 (1)(2)]. - Prohibits employers from refusing, firing or retaliating against an employee or customer for exercising any of the rights afforded in this bill. Employees that choose to work for an employer that allows smoking do not waive any of their rights to the employer or to any other person (Sec. 7). - Fines employers who discharge or discriminate against employees or customer for exercising their "no smoking" rights, at least $2,000 but no more than $10,000 for each violation. Violations may result in the suspension or revocation of any permit or license issued to the person for the premises on which the violation occurred [Sec. 9 (3)(4)].
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) (23-27) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with the house amendment and pass a bill that would prohibit smoking in certain areas.

Highlights:
- Defines public places as enclosed areas to which the public is invited or permitted such as bars, gambling establishments, hotels, motels, public transportation facilities and vehicles, vehicles owned, leased or operated by the state government, private clubs used for public functions, and private residences when used as child care or health care provider facilities and child care facilities [ Sec. 1 (12)]. - Prohibits smoking in certain outdoor areas such as outdoor sports arenas, public transit stations, school grounds, including inside any vehicle located on school grounds, parking lots, athletic fields and playgrounds [Sec 3 (2a)(2d)(2e)]. - Restricts smoking to areas at least 10 feet away from outdoor restaurant seating areas, school grounds to which the public has access and any entrances, operable windows or ventilation systems of any public buildings or place of employment [Sec. 3 (2c)(2e)]. - Removes restrictions on smoking in places administered by the department of corrections or Iowa National Guard facilities, but requires that smoking must be limited to designated smoking areas [Sec. 3 (2e)]. - Exempts certain areas such as: (Sec. 4) - private residences - private vehicles - retail tobacco stores - hotel rooms designated as smoking rooms - private and semi-private rooms at long-term care facilities - private clubs that have no employees - limousines under private hire - Requires employers to post a "no smoking" sign at every entrance of a public place or place of employment. Additionally, requires vehicles that are publicly owned or are classified as places of employment to exhibit a "no smoking" sign. All "no smoking" signs must include the telephone number for reporting complaints and the Internet site of the department of public health [Sec. 6 (3)]. - Requires notice of these provisions be sent to all state business license applicants, to all law enforcement agencies, and to any business registered with the office of the secretary of state. Also requires employers to communicate smoking restrictions to employees during the application of employment [Sec. 6 (1)(2)]. - Prohibits employers from refusing, firing or retaliating against an employee or customer for exercising any of the rights afforded in this bill. Employees that choose to work for an employer that allows smoking do not waive any of their rights to the employer or to any other person (Sec. 7). - Fines employers who discharge or discriminate against employees or customer for exercising their "no smoking" rights, at least $2,000 but no more than $10,000 for each violation. Violations may result in the suspension or revocation of any permit or license issued to the person for the premises on which the violation occurred [Sec. 9 (3)(4)]. - House amended the bill by exempting from the smoking ban the Iowa veterans home. (SA 5087) - House amended the bill exempting from the smoking ban restaurants, bars, hotels, motels, clubs or gambling establishments as long as they adhere to the following regulations: (SA 5087) - The establishment allows smoking only at a specified time during which only individuals 21 or older are admitted; the specified time must be a regular, single, consecutive period of time; and the specified time must be posted on all major entrances of the licensed premises. If the holder of the liquor control license is a hotel or motel, only the portion of the licensed premises which is a bar or restaurant are exempt. - Gambling establishments may only allow smoking in the waging area or the gaming floor even if the establishment contains businesses that have a liquor license other than those areas.
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (59-40) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate Amendments, add an amendment and pass a bill prohibiting smoking in certain areas.

Highlights:
- Defines public places as enclosed areas to which the public is invited or permitted such as bars, gambling establishments, hotels, motels, public transportation facilities and vehicles, vehicles owned, leased or operated by the state government, private clubs used for public functions, and private residences when used as child care or health care provider facilities and child care facilities [ Sec. 1 (12)]. - Prohibits smoking in certain outdoor areas such as outdoor sports arenas, public transit stations, school grounds, including inside any vehicle located on school grounds, parking lots, athletic fields and playgrounds [Sec 3 (2a)(2d)(2e)]. - Restricts smoking to areas at least 10 feet away from outdoor restaurant seating areas, school grounds to which the public has access and any entrances, operable windows or ventilation systems of any public buildings or place of employment [Sec. 3 (2c)(2e)]. - Removes restrictions on smoking in places administered by the department of corrections or Iowa National Guard facilities, but requires that smoking must be limited to designated smoking areas [Sec. 3 (2e)]. - Exempts certain areas such as: (Sec. 4) - private residences - private vehicles - retail tobacco stores - hotel rooms designated as smoking rooms - private and semi-private rooms at long-term care facilities - private clubs that have no employees - limousines under private hire - Requires employers to post a "no smoking" sign at every entrance of a public place or place of employment. Additionally, requires vehicles that are publicly owned or are classified as places of employment to exhibit a "no smoking" sign. All "no smoking" signs must include the telephone number for reporting complaints and the Internet site of the department of public health [Sec. 6 (3)]. - Requires notice of these provisions be sent to all state business license applicants, to all law enforcement agencies, and to any business registered with the office of the secretary of state. Also requires employers to communicate smoking restrictions to employees during the application of employment [Sec. 6 (1)(2)]. - Prohibits employers from refusing, firing or retaliating against an employee or customer for exercising any of the rights afforded in this bill. Employees that choose to work for an employer that allows smoking do not waive any of their rights to the employer or to any other person (Sec. 7). - Fines employers who discharge or discriminate against employees or customer for exercising their "no smoking" rights, at least $2,000 but no more than $10,000 for each violation. Violations may result in the suspension or revocation of any permit or license issued to the person for the premises on which the violation occurred [Sec. 9 (3)(4)]. - House amended the bill by exempting from the smoking ban the Iowa veterans home. (SA 5087) - House amended the bill exempting from the smoking ban restaurants, bars, hotels, motels, clubs or gambling establishments as long as they adhere to the following regulations: (SA 5087): - The establishment allows smoking only at a specified time during which only individuals 21 or older are admitted; the specified time must be a regular, single, consecutive period of time; and the specified time must be posted on all major entrances of the licensed premises. If the holder of the liquor control license is a hotel or motel, only the portion of the licensed premises which is a bar or restaurant are exempt. - Gambling establishments may only allow smoking in the waging area or the gaming floor even if the establishment contains businesses that have a liquor license other than those areas.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (29-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would prohibit smoking in certain areas.

Highlights:
- Defines public places as enclosed areas to which the public is invited or permitted such as bars, gambling establishments, hotels, motels, public transportation facilities and vehicles, vehicles owned, leased or operated by the state government, private clubs used for public functions, and private residences when used as child care or health care provider facilities and child care facilities [ Sec. 1 (12)]. - Prohibits smoking in certain outdoor areas such as outdoor sports arenas, public transit stations, school grounds, including inside any vehicle located on school grounds, parking lots, athletic fields and playgrounds [Sec 3 (2a)(2d)(2e)]. - Restricts smoking to areas at least 10 feet away from outdoor restaurant seating areas, school grounds to which the public has access and any entrances, operable windows or ventilation systems of any public buildings or place of employment [Sec. 3 (2c)(2e)]. - Removes restrictions on smoking in places administered by the department of corrections or Iowa National Guard facilities, however smoking must be limited to designated smoking areas [Sec. 3 (2[2])(2[3])]. - Exempts certain areas such as: (Sec. 4) - private residences - private vehicles - retail tobacco stores - hotel rooms designated as smoking rooms - private and semi-private rooms at long-term care facilities - private clubs that have no employees - limousines under private hire - Requires employers to post a "no smoking" sign at every entrance of a public place or place of employment. Additionally, requires vehicles that are publicly owned or are classified as places of employment to exhibit a "no smoking" sign. All "no smoking" signs must include the telephone number for reporting complaints and the Internet site of the department of public health [Sec. 6 (3)]. - Requires notice of these provisions be sent to all state business license applicants, to all law enforcement agencies, and to any business registered with the office of the secretary of state. Also requires employers to communicate smoking restrictions to employees during the application of employment [Sec. 6 (1)(2)]. - Prohibits employers from refusing, firing or retaliating against an employee for exercising any of the rights afforded in this bill. Employees that choose to work for an employer that allows smoking do not waive any of their rights to the employer or to any other person (Sec. 7). - Fines employers who discharge or discriminate against employees for exercising their "no smoking" rights, at least $2,000 but no more than $10,000 for each violation. Violations may result in the suspension or revocation of any permit or license issued to the person for the premises on which the violation occurred [Sec. 9 (3)(4)].
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (56-44) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would prohibit smoking in certain areas.

Highlights:
- Defines public places as an enclosed area to which the public is invited or permitted such as bars, hotels, motels, public transportation facilities and vehicles, vehicles owned, leased or operated by the state government, private clubs used for public functions, and private residences when used as child care or health care provider facilities and child care facilities [ Sec. 1 (12)]. - Prohibits smoking in certain outdoor areas such as outdoor sports arenas, public transit stations, school grounds, including inside any vehicle located on school grounds, parking lots, athletic fields and playgrounds [Sec 3 (2a)(2d)(2e)]. - Restricts smoking to areas at least 10 feet away from outdoor restaurant seating areas, school grounds to which the public has access and any entrances, operable windows or ventilation systems of any public buildings or place of employment [Sec. 3 (2c)(2e)]. - Exempts certain areas such as: - private residences - private vehicles - gambling establishments - retail tobacco stores - hotel rooms designated as smoking rooms - private and semi-private rooms at long-term care facilities - private clubs that have no employees - limousines under private hire - duly incorporated and acting posts or chapters of veterans' organizations operating under a United States congressional charter, except when the general public is invited and the Iowa Veterans Home (Sec. 4). - Requires employers to post a "no smoking" sign at every entrance of a public place or place of employment. Additionally requires vehicles that are publicly owned or are classified as places of employment to exhibit a "no smoking" sign. All "no smoking" signs must include the telephone number for reporting complaints and the Internet site of the department of public health [Sec. 6 (3)]. - Requires notice of these provisions be sent to all state business license applicants, to all law enforcement agencies, and to any business registered with the office of the secretary of state. Also requires employers to communicate smoking restrictions to employees during the application of employment [Sec. 6 (1)(2)]. - Prohibits employers from refusing, firing or retaliating against an employee for exercising any of the rights afforded in this bill. Employees that choose to work for an employer that allows smoking do not waive any of their rights to the employer or to any other person (Sec. 7). - Fines employers who discharge or discriminate against employees for exercising their "no smoking" rights, at least $2,000 but no more than $10,000 for each violation. Violations may result in the suspension or revocation of any permit or license issued to the person for the premises on which the violation occurred [Sec. 9 (3)(4)].
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Smoking Ban

Committee Sponsors

Skip to top
Back to top