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House Bill 1149

House Bill 1149

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF HB 1149 (Updated March 9, 2012 2:54 pm - DI 77)

Smoking ban. Prohibits smoking: (1) in public places; (2) in enclosed areas of a place of employment; (3) in certain state vehicles; and (4) within 8 feet of a public entrance to a public place or an enclosed area of a place of employment. Allows smoking in certain: (1) gaming facilities; (2) cigar and hookah bars; (3) fraternal, social, and veterans clubs; (4) tobacco stores; (5) bars and taverns; (6) cigar manufacturer facilities; and (7) cigar specialty stores; if certain requirements are met. Allows smoking on the premises of a business that is located in the business owner's residence if certain requirements are met. Requires certain signs to be posted. Requires the alcohol and tobacco commission (commission) to enforce this prohibition. Allows certain governmental agencies and law enforcement officers to enforce the prohibition. Makes it a Class B infraction to violate the smoking prohibition and a Class A infraction if the person has been adjudged to have committed three prior unrelated infractions for violations. Prohibits firing, refusing to hire, or retaliating against a person for reporting a violation or exercising any right or performing any obligation under the smoking prohibition. Requires the commission to present an annual report to the health finance commission. Removes the authority of the director of the division of mental health and addiction to regulate smoking within certain state institutions. Provides authority for a physician to prescribe smoking cessation devices to residents of state institutions. (Current law allows prescribing nicotine patches.) Moves the prohibition against smoking on a school bus during the school week to IC 7.1. Repeals the current clean indoor air law. Makes a technical correction.
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