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HB 289/LM/CI (BR 42) - S. Westrom, J. Adams, L. Belcher, T. Burch, B. Farmer, K. Flood, J. Glenn, J. Jenkins, M. Marzian, D. Owens, R. Palumbo, T. Riner, R. Smart, G. Stumbo, D. Watkins, J. Wayne

     AN ACT prohibiting smoking in public places and places of employment.
    Create new sections of KRS Chapter 438 to prohibit indoor smoking in businesses, places of employment, and other listed public places; exempt private residences, unless used for child care or adult day care; permit smoking in designated nonenclosed areas; require posting of "no smoking" signs as specified locations; permit political subdivisions of the Commonwealth to adopt stricter regulations by ordinance; provide for enforcement by all peace officers and health department employees; provide for the issuance of uniform citations for violation; require that employers and others not discriminate against persons reporting violations; provide for fines for violation; provide that fines go to the organization whose employee issued the citation; provide that no court costs or other fees be charged for violations; amend KRS 344.040, relating to unlawful practices by an employer, to add reference to state law, local, ordinance, or local board of health regulation relating to smoking; amend KRS 431.450, relating to uniform citations, to provide for issuing citation forms to health departments; authorize the department of Kentucky State Police to create and issue uniform smoking violation citations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 438 to exempt smoking laboratories where machines do the smoking; repeal various statutes permitting smoking in public buildings.


     HFA (1, J. DeCesare) - Retain selected original provisions; provide exceptions from the public smoking ban for e-cigarettes, professional businesses conducted in private homes, private clubs, separate room in restaurant where smoking is permitted, private residence unless being used for child care, adult day care, or health care facility, a farm or other premises used for agricultural purposes including any building or any other structure thereon, bars licensed to serve alcoholic beverages, outdoor arenas, and race tracks; prohibit local governments and health departments from regulating premises exempt under the Act.

     Jan 19-introduced in House
     Jan 20-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Feb 22-posted in committee
     Mar 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 14-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 20-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 21, 2012; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 23-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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