Entry SB278 / HB279 - Mar 13, 2018

Legislative Bill: 
SB278 / HB279
Calendar: 
Committee
Calendar Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Chamber: 
House
Status: 

As amended, revises the authority to prohibit smoking by removing the part on individual owners/operations of retail establishments located within an enclosed shopping mall who are allowed to determine policy on the use of tobacco products within the person's establishment. It also removes the part allowing special school districts to regulate the use of tobacco products in buildings owned or leased by the entities. It further removes a local government's authority to authorize by ordinance to prohibit smoking on the grounds of a swimming pool owned or operated by such local government or an outdoor amphitheater with a seating capacity of at least six thousand. The amendment will not affect or repeal any regulations existing prior to July 1, 2017.

Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018
Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018
Update: 
HB279 was deferred to March 20.
Bulletin ID: 
19353
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