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HB 173/FN/LM (BR 893) - S. Westrom, J. Adams, J. Crenshaw, K. Flood, D. Graham, J. Greer, J. Jenkins, M. Marzian, D. Owens, D. Watkins

     AN ACT prohibiting smoking in public places and places of employment.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 438 to define terms; 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 at specified locations; permit local governments to adopt stricter regulations by ordinance; provide for enforcement by all peace officers and designated health department and local government employees; provide for the issuance of uniform citations for violations; require that employers and others not discriminate against persons reporting violations; provide for fines for violation; provide that fines go to the agency whose employee issued the citation; provide that no court costs or other fees be charged for violations; exempt certain research and manufacturing laboratories and agricultural buildings; 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; repeal various statutes permitting smoking in public buildings.


     HFA (1, B. Montell) - Retain original provisions except establish an exemption for cigar bars that are physically separated from other establishments, have an on-site humidor, only permit the smoking of cigars that retail for $2.00 or more per cigar, and which possess certain filtering systems.
     HFA (2, S. Lee) - Retain original provisions, except exempt e-cigarettes from the smoking ban.
     HFA (3, W. Stone) - Retain original provisions, except exempt pari-mutuel wagering facilities.
     HFA (4, J. Stewart III) - Retain original provisions except require that any fines collected be deposited in the state general fund.
     HFA (5, S. Westrom) - Retain original provisions except exempt qualifying cigar bars, and private clubs from the smoking ban; remove e-cigarettes from the definition of smoking.

     Jan 8-introduced in House
     Jan 9-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Jan 24-posted in committee
     Feb 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 7-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 10-floor amendments (2) and (3) filed
     Feb 12-floor amendment (4) filed
     Feb 13-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 14, 2014
     Feb 18-floor amendment (5) filed

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