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LB 395 - Statewide Smoking Ban - Nebraska Key Vote


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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Statewide Smoking Ban

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (34-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Statewide Smoking Ban

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits smoking in public places and places of employment.

- Exempts guest rooms and suites that are designated as smoking areas, research facilities, and tobacco retail outlets from the smoking ban (Sec. 15). - Prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who report violations [sec. 17 (2)]. - Allows the Department of Health and Human Services to suspend provisions of this act if public health and safety requirements are still met [sec. 17 (3)]. - Finds that first time violators are guilty of a class V misdemeanor, and subsequent violators are guilty of a class IV misdemeanor [sec. 18 (1)]. - Allows individuals charged under this act to undergo a smoking cessation program approved by the Department of Health and Human Services to have the charge dismissed [sec. 18 (1)]. - Finds that business owners who fail to enforce the law are guilty of a class V misdemeanor for the first offense, and a class IV misdemeanor for all subsequent violations [sec. 18 (2)]. - Establishes the effective date of the bill as June 1, 2009 (Sec. 20).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Statewide Smoking Ban


  • Raymond M. 'Ray' Aguilar (NE - N) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas F. Hansen (NE - N) (Out Of Office)
  • Gwen E. Howard (NE - N) (Out Of Office)
  • Joel T. Johnson (NE - N) (Out Of Office)
  • Lowen V. Kruse (NE - N) (Out Of Office)
  • Dave Pankonin (NE - N) (Out Of Office)
  • Don 'Don' Preister (NE - N) (Out Of Office)
  • DiAnna R. Schimek (NE - N) (Out Of Office)
  • Arnie E. Stuthman (NE - N) (Out Of Office)
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