NOTE: THIS BILL CONTAINS AN EMERGENCY CLAUSE, MEANING THE BILL WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON APPROVAL (GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE OR VETO OVERRIDE), RATHER THAN THE MANDATORY 90 DAY PERIOD REQUIRED OF BILLS WITHOUT AN EMERGENCY CLAUSE, WHICH REQUIRES A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF ALL MEMBERS IN EACH CHAMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR PASSAGE.
April 16, 2009
April 8, 2009(Key vote)
Title: Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that prohibits smoking within 20 feet of a beach, playground, snack bar, group picnic shelter, business facility, enclosed area, public place, or restroom located in a state park or state historic site.
-Requires the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to post signs and undertake public education initiatives regarding smoking prohibitions in state parks and state historic sites (Sec. 3).