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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Smoking ban in public places. Prohibits smoking in public places and places of employment. Provides exceptions to the smoking prohibitions. Allows a person who owns or controls an establishment, facility, or outdoor area that does not qualify as a public place or place of employment to declare the area a nonsmoking place. Requires the posting of "no smoking" signs in and the removal of ashtrays from a public place or place of employment. Prohibits firing or refusing to hire a person for reporting a violation or exercising an obligation under the smoking ban law. Prohibits smoking on school buses. Requires the department of health (department) or the department's designee to enforce the smoking prohibitions. Requires the department to establish a schedule of civil penalties. Establishes the public smoking enforcement fund. Provides procedures for administering civil penalties for violations. Establishes duties for the department. Provides procedures for administering civil penalties for violations. Allows local governments to adopt more restrictive nonsmoking ordinances. Repeals the current clean indoor air law and related definitions. Makes conforming changes.