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H.B. 245






Chief Sponsor: Bradley G. Last

Senate Sponsor: Margaret Dayton

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends the definition of smoking in the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act to prohibit
             11      the use of e-cigarettes and hookah pipes in a place of public access.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    amends the definition of smoking to include e-cigarettes and heated tobacco
             15      products; and
             16          .    defines e-cigarette.
             17      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          26-38-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 276
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 26-38-2 is amended to read:
             27           26-38-2. Definitions.

             28          As used in this chapter:
             29          (1) "E-cigarette":
             30          (a) means any electronic oral device:
             31          (i) that provides a vapor of nicotine or other substance; and
             32          (ii) which simulates smoking through its use or through inhalation of the device; and
             33          (b) includes an oral device that is:
             34          (i) composed of a heating element, battery, or electronic circuit; and
             35          (ii) marketed, manufactured, distributed, or sold as:
             36          (A) an e-cigarette;
             37          (B) e-cigar;
             38          (C) e-pipe; or
             39          (D) any other product name or descriptor, if the function of the product meets the
             40      definition of Subsection (1)(a).
             41          [(1)] (2) "Place of public access" means any enclosed indoor place of business,
             42      commerce, banking, financial service, or other service-related activity, whether publicly or
             43      privately owned and whether operated for profit or not, to which persons not employed at the
             44      place of public access have general and regular access or which the public uses, including:
             45          (a) buildings, offices, shops, elevators, or restrooms;
             46          (b) means of transportation or common carrier waiting rooms;
             47          (c) restaurants, cafes, or cafeterias;
             48          (d) taverns as defined in Section 32B-1-102 , or cabarets;
             49          (e) shopping malls, retail stores, grocery stores, or arcades;
             50          (f) libraries, theaters, concert halls, museums, art galleries, planetariums, historical
             51      sites, auditoriums, or arenas;
             52          (g) barber shops, hair salons, or laundromats;
             53          (h) sports or fitness facilities;
             54          (i) common areas of nursing homes, hospitals, resorts, hotels, motels, "bed and
             55      breakfast" lodging facilities, and other similar lodging facilities, including the lobbies,
             56      hallways, elevators, restaurants, cafeterias, other designated dining areas, and restrooms of any
             57      of these;
             58          (j) (i) any child care facility or program subject to licensure or certification under this

             59      title, including those operated in private homes, when any child cared for under that license is
             60      present; and
             61          (ii) any child care, other than child care as defined in Section 26-39-102 , that is not
             62      subject to licensure or certification under this title, when any child cared for by the provider,
             63      other than the child of the provider, is present;
             64          (k) public or private elementary or secondary school buildings and educational
             65      facilities or the property on which those facilities are located;
             66          (l) any building owned, rented, leased, or otherwise operated by a social, fraternal, or
             67      religious organization when used solely by the organization members or their guests or
             68      families;
             69          (m) any facility rented or leased for private functions from which the general public is
             70      excluded and arrangements for the function are under the control of the function sponsor;
             71          (n) any workplace that is not a place of public access or a publicly owned building or
             72      office but has one or more employees who are not owner-operators of the business;
             73          (o) any area where the proprietor or manager of the area has posted a conspicuous sign
             74      stating "no smoking", "thank you for not smoking", or similar statement; and
             75          (p) a holder of a club license, as defined in Section 32B-1-102 .
             76          [(2)] (3) "Publicly owned building or office" means any enclosed indoor place or
             77      portion of a place owned, leased, or rented by any state, county, or municipal government, or
             78      by any agency supported by appropriation of, or by contracts or grants from, funds derived
             79      from the collection of federal, state, county, or municipal taxes.
             80          [(3)] (4) "Smoking" means:
             81          (a) the possession of any lighted or heated tobacco product in any form[.];
             82          (b) inhaling, exhaling, burning, or heating a substance intended for inhalation through a
             83      cigar, cigarette, pipe, or hookah;
             84          (c) using an e-cigarette; and
             85          (d) using an oral smoking device intended to circumvent the prohibition of smoking in
             86      this chapter.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 12-12-11 3:10 PM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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