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HB 4377 - Smoking Ban - Key Vote

Michigan Key Votes

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (73-31) - (Key vote)

Title: Smoking Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to amend the Public Health Code to ban smoking in public places, including places of employment, restaurants, cafeterias, food courts, malls, and bars. The bill excludes places that specialize in tobacco retail such as cigar bars and stores, gambling areas of casinos, and home offices.

Highlights:
-Bans smoking in all major public places, including places of employment and food service establishments (Sec. 12603). -Excludes places that specialize in tobacco retail such as gambling areas of casinos, tobacco retail stores, and cigar bars (Sec. 12601). -Specifies that in order to qualify as a "cigar bar" or "tobacco retail specialty store," the location must be closed to individuals under the age of 18 and must also be physically separated from any public place where smoking is banned under this bill (Sec. 12606). -Requires the owner of every building covered by the ban to display "no smoking" signs clearly and conspicuously (Sec. 12603). -States that failure to comply will result in a civil fine of not more than $100.00 for a first violation, and not more than $500.00 for a second or subsequent violation (Sec. 12611).
Note:

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.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Smoking Ban

Sponsors

  • Lee Gonzales (MI - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Gino H. Polidori (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dudley Spade (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
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